I'm losing my live-in aide that I've had for 3+ years to this bs. Medicaid currently does not compensate for the overtime so every agency has decided you must have two aides as the overtime is more than medicaid compensates for... and you can not directly pay the agency the overtime because they already got paid for the aide's service. Even consumer directed personal assistance programs are effected and anyone else who has a live-in is forced to have a separate aide to compensate for this law. Unless you're rich and can pay the whole aide's salary with your own money. This is such fucking bs! /lyingpolitician "We're ADDING new jobs". No you're not, you're splitting up jobs! How is a live-in a live-in when they're there only for 3-4 days? They clearly stated that a live-in must be on the premise for at least 5 days or 120 hours. Medicaid pays up to 10 hours a day so I don't see how they could pass this without adjusting medicaid payout first.
Has anyone else started to experience this. Apparently this law was being appealed for years and the final decision was two months ago. I'm just now being effected as the agency I deal with has found a second aide to stand in. This was also delayed because my aide is going away tomorrow for 3 weeks.
There must be a partition or something we can start? I wish I knew about this years ago. It's really depressing... my setup was easy with no real bs for the last 14 years. Now I'm going to have to deal with aides not showing up and it change the atmosphere in my house from a home to a hotel. I'm sure they'll blame it on global warming.