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Dealing With Government Regulations On Attendant Care

Dealing With Government Regulations On Attendant Care

I am still entangled in the bureaucratic quagmire of my attendant care program. Long story short, around the beginning of the Pandemic, I lost a reliable attendant and i have been in a nightmare ever since then. I can't afford all the attendant care i need privately, so had no choice but to sign up for a state waiver program that has all kinds of ridiculous rules and regulations. The state program barely pays minimum wage, they dont cover gas or transportation, and they only cover a minimal… read more

posted about 2 months ago
A mySMAteam Member said:

My Personal Caregiver had to retire and I haven't had a Worker for almost a Year now. I have to rely on Family Members to help with My Laundry and Housekeeping, or it just doesn't get done because I'm not able to do it anymore. It's very Frustrating to see things that need to be done and know that I can't do it. I try to do some of it sometimes and then I'm down for a week.
It seems like they can't get any dependable workers because they don't pay much, or because people just don't want to work nowadays.

posted 17 days ago
A mySMAteam Member said:

gosh, you nailed it by saying “nightmare”

I’m in Tennessee and get nursing care, and personal assistant care paid for by the state. Seems to me, there needs to be bigger talks to get better programs that pay decent wage. my assistants make $17.15/hr.

posted about 2 months ago
A mySMAteam Member said:

I live Maryland which has a fairley substantial cost of living. From what I gleamed from my longest caregiver, he just got a raise of a quarter to a little over $15 an hour...new employee is paid substantially less.

posted about 2 months ago
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