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Ray, FL Quadraplagic help
Question My friend and neighbor is a quad . He contacted polio as an infant ,is confined to a powered wheelchair.(His parents were involved with U.S. Embasy in Asia) Eric is 46 yrs old and has been living with his only living reletive ,his sister,a flight attendan . . .
Answer It may be that he can qualify for Medicaid to cover most of care facility costs. Check with local homes or contact you local social services for assesment to learn more about what are is available and affordable to him. I am sorry for this difficult situa . . .
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judy, PA special care fee
Question I am the medical poa for a client I have been caring for the past8 yrs. Jan 07 we had to place her in assisted living. Her rent was 76.00 and 6.00 special care. She is immobile but her mind is still pretty good. July 08 the alf used a new level of care sc . . .
Answer Alfs set their own rates based on their assessments of care levels so not a universal scale to rely upon. . . .
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Deborah, TN help for grandma
Question My grandmother is living in assisted living and is very happy. She no longer cooks or cleans and she stays by herself at night. The family wants to know of any help she could get that her insurance would help pay for, such as someone to cook and clean may . . .
Answer This type of service is almost always privately paid for unfortunately. . . .
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daniel, CA need a place to live
Question i am parlized and need a place to live i have medi cal ins and need a place that has assited living and dont care about the place i live thank you danny kimble
Answer Danny contact your local social services dept or use this link to research residential facilities in your area http://www.calcarenet.ca.gov/non_med_res_care_facs.asp . . .
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Janet, MD transfer to medical assistance approved facility
Question Can my mother stay at a private assisted living center until she runs out of money; and still be accepted at a state approved Facility and receive Medical Assistance?
Answer In most cases yes she can and suggest asking the social worker at the home she currently resides about other homes in the area that are state subsidized as most are private. . . .
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Susan, CT nursing homes
Question My father is living with a roommate currently in Mount Vernon, New York. The roommate is moving out. My brother and I want to get my father into a long term facility in Connecticut closer to where we live because he can`t live alone. He is currently on th . . .
Answer Most long-term care in NHs is not covered bt Medicare whereas it is for short-term care. It may be that he is eligible for Medicaid and this will cover long-term care. Speak with your local social services dept regarding his eligibility as varies from sta . . .
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mary, AL have to work
Question my mother inlaw is in need of long term care she is at home she can`t use her right side at all.my question is ,is there any kind of financial help we can get to help pay for someone to stay with her went we are at work. there is no way we can make it wit . . .
Answer Mary Faye, Check with your local social services dept to see if she is eligible for Medicaid. Many states offer services including home care assistants and nurses aides reimbursed through Medicaid. If she is not eligible you may want to consider some typ . . .
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