The information provided about medicare does clear-up confusion I had as I was seeking help for family caregivers being paid.
In Ohio I have been looking for a program that will pay a family member to take care of elderly or disable love ones.
The new program is called, Consumer-Directed Personal Care Providers. It took effect on March 17, 2011. They are still working on the directives of the program the lady at PassPort told me. And should be operational this month or next.
This program has been added to the PassPort Medicaid Waiver Program. So you would have to have Medicaid.
You would have to go to the Ohio Department of Aging under the PassPort services section, and ask about the program that will pay a family member to take care of their family members at home care.
Once again,it is called Consumer-Directed Personal Care Providers, that is ran under the PassPort - Medicaid Waiver Program, and the Ohio Department of Aging is where the information was posted and PassPort is its Administrative officers [Kinda thing] for Cuyahoga and Summit Counties and few other Northeast ohio counties; Geauga, Lake, Lorain and Medina Counties.
It is located at;
925 Euclid Avenue#600
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Hoping this was helpful.