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Is there help to pay for in-home care for the elderly?

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There are a number of different programs available to help pay for in-home care for the elderly, such as those from Medicaid, Medicare, veteran's aid, private insurance and other government agencies. Medicare does not cover certain aspects of in-home care for the elderly, such as personal care, housemaker services, around-the-clock care or home-delivered meals, and is only available for short-term care.

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Is there help to pay for in-home care for the elderly?
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Medicare, which is available to seniors over the age of 65, or 62 for those who are disabled and is available at any age for those afflicted with end-stage renal disease, and Medicaid, which is available to a larger group of people, can be combined and used together. Much of Medicaid's eligibility is based on a person's income or financial status. Medicaid is possible to use for long-term care, if necessary.

Veteran's aid is made possible through the Department of Veterans Affairs and the amount available depends on the needs of the applicant, with a focus on the housebound benefit and aid and attendance benefits for in-home care.

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