A 10-year-old girl in Florida saved $150,000 on travel nursing shoes after her parents got sick and had to go to a nursing home.
The daughter, a travel nurse, started taking care of her parents after she had to fly to Orlando to help her parents deal with the flu.
She saved about $2,000.
“My parents needed me, and I just wanted to be there for them,” said the girl, who asked to be identified only by her first name.
“They didn’t know how much they would be paying for it.”
After she returned to Florida, she took a trip to her mother’s nursing home, where she spent a month helping with home care and was rewarded with a $2.6 million payoff.
The girl, whose parents have since been diagnosed with dementia, was one of five families who received $3.3 million in reimbursement payments from Travel Nursing Centers.
Travel Nursing Center officials said the reimbursement was approved after they worked closely with the Florida Department of Children and Families.