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Should You Pay a Relative to Take Care of Your Parents?

Growing numbers of families are compensating relatives who serve as caregivers. According to a report by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, 43.5 million Americans looked after a friend or relative age 50 or older in 2009, 28% more than in 2004. In a survey conducted for Home Instead Senior Care, a home-care franchiser, nearly 7% of respondents said they receive compensation for providing care to a relative. Feeding this trend is the high unemployment rate, the costs of nursing-home care, and the 2006 changes in Medicaid law that affects asset protection strategies. Some 37% of caregivers surveyed by…

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