The Harm Florida Medicaid Reform Will Cause Senior Citizens: Personal Service Contracts

Personal Service Contracts

Florida law allows family members, who leave their jobs to provide daily healthcare for their aging parents, to be paid to provide these services. Current proposed legislation would stop these payments, leaving families to choose between care for family or financial ruin!

This takes away the freedom of families to choose their own future!

Encourage your legislator to vote against any restrictions for payments to family caregivers.

AARP says family members caring for aging loved ones spend $5500 a year out-of-pocket to help with that care. And now proposed legislation in Florida wants to keep these family members from getting paid for providing the care, even though they have quit their jobs or work part time. Encourage your legislator to vote against any restrictions for payments to family caregivers. Those caring for aging parents deserve payment, and their parents have earned the right to choose who will care for them!

Proposed legislation in Florida wants to cut payment for family caregivers, but according to AARP, the 52 million Americans who don’t get paid to provide the care are more likely to suffer stress related illness. Encourage your legislator to vote against any restrictions for payments to family caregivers. Allow the families to make their own decisions about caregivers, and let caregivers to help heal the sick, not get sick themselves!

Personal Service Contracts allow family members to get paid to provide care for their aging seniors, because many have to quit their jobs to do so. Now proposed legislation in Florida is proposing to eliminate these payments, discouraging family members from  providing the care, and taking away the family’s basic right to choose the caregiver.

Encourage your legislator to vote against any restrictions for payments to family caregivers. After all, who is better to take care of family than loving family members?

Personal Service Contracts allow family members to be paid when providing care for their aging loved ones. Proposed legislation in Florida wants to stop these payments. Allowing family members to be paid for caring for their loved ones makes sense not only because of the sacrifice of the child’s time and employment opportunities, but it is more economical for the parent to pay a modest hourly wage for family caregivers than a significantly higher rate to an unknown professional. And it should be the family’s choice!

Encourage your legislator to vote against restrictions for payments to family caregivers.

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To learn more about Florida Elder Law and issues affecting seniors, please contact the Law Offices of Laurie Ohall.

By | 2011-03-17T11:09:43+00:00 March 17th, 2011|Categories: Elder Law, Florida Laws, Medicaid|0 Comments