I am in a similar situation; my youngest son was diagnosed with schizophrenia about 2 years ago. He had been doing fairly well for about 6 months, now after the last episode and hospital stay he needs supervision. I had been working full time until this month. My mother,who is 70 and uses a walker lives here with us. They both receive social security and the medical card. I am a state-tested nurse's assistant who is trying to figure out if there is anyway that I could be paid to take care of them. I have been trying to go independent as a care provider since February of 2010. We live in Ohio and according to people I have talked with said my son would have to be waivered approved. They also said my mother would have to go through an agency. Basically I help her with transportation, shopping, and other things. She lives in a cottage here on our property. I went to the county board to discuss this matter, they informed me that "he would have to have some sort of physical impairment like ADHD." I had thought that ADHD was a mental issue. If anyone can help me, I would greatly appreciate the help.