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Hi I am Elissa

San Diego, CA

#1 Sep 24, 2011
I don't know where that topics went to, but I just had to get on here and tell you what wonderful employers they are. I work out of the Clarksville office. Y'all be nice to them, they are my friends.
a good one

Paris, TX

#2 Sep 25, 2011
What office in Clarksville????

Since: Sep 10

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#4 Sep 25, 2011
Just curious....Are they paid for a certain number of hours, and have to stay in order to be paid, even though they play cards or watch t.v. with the recipients? Are they founded by tax payer dollars?
Ho Humm

United States

#5 Sep 25, 2011
6Bid wrote:
Just curious....Are they paid for a certain number of hours, and have to stay in order to be paid, even though they play cards or watch t.v. with the recipients? Are they founded by tax payer dollars?
Yes, they are paid by taxpayer dollars. Some through Texas Medicaid, some through Medicare, and some through the VA. Home Helpers specializes in VA patients. Some patients are private pay.

The recipients are allowed a certain number of hours per week to have a provider clean house, wash dishes, prepare meals, bathe the patient, etc. The providers are also paid to just sit with the client and talk to them, play cards and other miscellaneous duties. Some clients do not have family to do this for them and "the government" believes they ought to have companionship. You may or may not appreciate this companionship when you are old and need help, but most recipients do appreciate it.

It is cheaper for the government to do this than put them in a nursing home. If patients go to a nursing home the cost is $3K+ per month. After the patient uses up all his/her financial resources at $3K per month most of them end up accessing Medicaid and Medicare. It is much cheaper to pay a provider minimum wage or $8/hour which most agencies do than put the patient in a nursing home. These patients do not need around the clock care, just enough care so they can stay in their own homes.

BTW Medicare will come after the estate of the recipient when the recipient dies to collect the money Medicare used to take care of the patient. So it is not technically "free" to the recipient.

So when you are old and alone you may need this care for yourself.
stoptheBS

Dallas, TX

#6 Sep 25, 2011
I have known these people for a long time and I can assure u they are professional, fair, and WANT TO HELP VETERANS, YOU KNOW THE MEN/WOMEN THAT SERVED OUR COUNTRY!!!! Veterans that protected US on the front lines. And....the VA benefits our country provides for them is, well, a joke! Closest VA Dr and hospital is in Bonham. So I am thankful home helpers is here to make it easier on our Vets. The one making hateful comments, I'm sure, was fired for being lazy and taking advantage of a few things herself.. enjoy your unemployed vacation!!!! Ha, typical Paris backstabbing hypocrite!
Home Helper Friends

United States

#8 Sep 25, 2011
We have been clients of Home Helpers for over a year. Wonderful group of people. The providers go above and beyond. Love them all.

Since: Sep 10

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#9 Sep 25, 2011
Ho Humm wrote:
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Yes, they are paid by taxpayer dollars. Some through Texas Medicaid, some through Medicare, and some through the VA. Home Helpers specializes in VA patients. Some patients are private pay.
The recipients are allowed a certain number of hours per week to have a provider clean house, wash dishes, prepare meals, bathe the patient, etc. The providers are also paid to just sit with the client and talk to them, play cards and other miscellaneous duties. Some clients do not have family to do this for them and "the government" believes they ought to have companionship. You may or may not appreciate this companionship when you are old and need help, but most recipients do appreciate it.
It is cheaper for the government to do this than put them in a nursing home. If patients go to a nursing home the cost is $3K+ per month. After the patient uses up all his/her financial resources at $3K per month most of them end up accessing Medicaid and Medicare. It is much cheaper to pay a provider minimum wage or $8/hour which most agencies do than put the patient in a nursing home. These patients do not need around the clock care, just enough care so they can stay in their own homes.
BTW Medicare will come after the estate of the recipient when the recipient dies to collect the money Medicare used to take care of the patient. So it is not technically "free" to the recipient.
So when you are old and alone you may need this care for yourself.
Thank you for explaining home health. I know of several instances where the time is spent playing cards and watching t.v., and I did not know that was allowed, vs. cleaning the house or other basic needs.

I can certainly understand the expense of home health care vs. nursing home. I am glad to have the information.
Hand Out

Paris, TX

#10 Sep 25, 2011
Ho Humm wrote:
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Yes, they are paid by taxpayer dollars. Some through Texas Medicaid, some through Medicare, and some through the VA. Home Helpers specializes in VA patients. Some patients are private pay.
The recipients are allowed a certain number of hours per week to have a provider clean house, wash dishes, prepare meals, bathe the patient, etc. The providers are also paid to just sit with the client and talk to them, play cards and other miscellaneous duties. Some clients do not have family to do this for them and "the government" believes they ought to have companionship. You may or may not appreciate this companionship when you are old and need help, but most recipients do appreciate it.
It is cheaper for the government to do this than put them in a nursing home. If patients go to a nursing home the cost is $3K+ per month. After the patient uses up all his/her financial resources at $3K per month most of them end up accessing Medicaid and Medicare. It is much cheaper to pay a provider minimum wage or $8/hour which most agencies do than put the patient in a nursing home. These patients do not need around the clock care, just enough care so they can stay in their own homes.
BTW Medicare will come after the estate of the recipient when the recipient dies to collect the money Medicare used to take care of the patient. So it is not technically "free" to the recipient.
So when you are old and alone you may need this care for yourself.
If you own your home Medicare will go after your estate.BUT if you don't own your home then it is FREE. What is wrong with this picture?

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#11 Sep 25, 2011
Hand Out wrote:
<quoted text>If you own your home Medicare will go after your estate.BUT if you don't own your home then it is FREE. What is wrong with this picture?
The same thing with a nursing home scenario. A) worked all his life B) never worked a day in his life. They can be placed next to each other and each get the same quality of care.

Just doesn't seem right.
herw u go

United States

#12 Sep 25, 2011
6Bid wrote:
<quoted text>The same thing with a nursing home scenario. A) worked all his life B) never worked a day in his life. They can be placed next to each other and each get the same quality of care.

Just doesn't seem right.
Here u go again! They are both human and do deserve the same care 6 bid.
coo coo cachoo

Fort Worth, TX

#13 Sep 25, 2011
So are you willing to make these allegations and complaints about every business out there? Every business in Paris or anywhere else from McDonalds to Walmart to PRMC, etc. have other costs other than paying the employees that come off their base charges for services. There's liability insurance, office costs including staffing, utilities, taxes, and so much other costs that comes off the top of any business making any money just so they can keep their doors open. I'm sure you complain about your $10 burger at chilis, but don't bother to post it on topix that it only cost them $3 to make do you? Go do some good with your life or make better of your time like helping your community rather than complaining about the businesses that help keep your communities economy better. Everytime I drive by there business if it's 8 in the morning or 8 at night there are lights on and people working. I doubt they are up there plotting to rob veterans blind?? Besides the fact that I see them at every event from relay for life to downs syndrome walks to any other fundraising community event lending a hand. Are you there helping out? Or are you too busy complaining on topix??
nope

Paris, TX

#14 Sep 26, 2011
herw u go wrote:
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Here u go again! They are both human and do deserve the same care 6 bid.
Not in her twisted mind they don't.
care giver

Paris, TX

#16 Sep 26, 2011
Hand Out wrote:
<quoted text>If you own your home Medicare will go after your estate.BUT if you don't own your home then it is FREE. What is wrong with this picture?
It's a good idea to put your home in a childs name so that doesn't happen.
Roxton

Dallas, TX

#19 Sep 26, 2011
well you talk about having free time to play cards and all half you people do is sit here on topix and grip about everyone, everything, what everyone does wrong but yet you have no idea what it takes to even run a business if you did it would prolly be run into the ground. If not by you then by people on topix that has no lives or a unhappy co worker or someone not doing there job so that you have to fire. News flash no matter what you get paid they only have to pay you min.wage! Where ever you work dont like it find another job! Get a life low life

Since: Sep 10

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#20 Sep 26, 2011
care giver wrote:
<quoted text>It's a good idea to put your home in a childs name so that doesn't happen.
Because of people like you that encourage fraud, there are very strict guidelines to be met in order to do this.

If the older person has their taxes locked in, putting the house in a child's name is often not wise, simply because the taxes would rise significantly.

Many people would not be wise to put their home in a child's name, or give them power of attorney, because then their child can put them out anytime they wish, and sell the home out from under them.

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#21 Sep 26, 2011
nope wrote:
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Not in her twisted mind they don't.
Regardless of what you say, I don't think that anyone that has taken from the system their entire life, and not paid into the system, should receive the same care as someone that hasn't abused the system, and has worked hard all of their lives.

Since you are probably one of the former, you would think it is twisted thinking.

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#22 Sep 26, 2011
Roxton wrote:
well you talk about having free time to play cards and all half you people do is sit here on topix and grip about everyone, everything, what everyone does wrong but yet you have no idea what it takes to even run a business if you did it would prolly be run into the ground. If not by you then by people on topix that has no lives or a unhappy co worker or someone not doing there job so that you have to fire. News flash no matter what you get paid they only have to pay you min.wage! Where ever you work dont like it find another job! Get a life low life
prolly? I do agree that most people posting here have no idea what it takes to run a business, and even fewer a successful one.

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#23 Sep 26, 2011
Hand Out wrote:
<quoted text>If you own your home Medicare will go after your estate.BUT if you don't own your home then it is FREE. What is wrong with this picture?
Amazing....no one has answered your question. Perhaps they don't own a home, so have no clue?
Worker

Paris, TX

#24 Sep 28, 2011
I have been there awhile now you gonna talk put your names on here because I will I am not SCARED..
Awwww

Paris, TX

#27 Sep 28, 2011
6Bid wrote:
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Since you don't know me or my family, you don't know what you are talking about. Lies...and harassment.
Like you have been doing the last 2 days. Say it again,

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