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Ann, KY Any options for nursing care
Question My brother in law is 60 years old, hasn`t worked for 7 months and is in the hospital with acites, respiratory problems all due to diabetes. He has no medical coverage, doesn`t own a home and has no savings. He is basically unable to take care of himself. . . .
Answer You may need to consult with social worker at hospital or local county social services dept to ask for help re-applying for Medicaid right away. He is likely to qualify with very limited income and assets you mentioned in your note. He may then be able to . . .
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TJ, CA Medi-Cal, Medicare
Question How can I find a service that is covered by Medi-Cal?
Answer Medi-cal in your state of California is similar to Medicaid in other states. Refer to our Nurinsg Home directory to research homes that are Medicare and Medicaid certified. Contact info provided and more importantly the state inspections are also reported . . .
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Cynthia, FL medicaid short term facilities
Question can you please provide me with a list of medicaid approved short-term care facilities in the naples/collier county, florida area???
Answer Refer to our nursing home directory where each listing will identify whether medicaid or medicare certified or both and then can review ratings and obtain contact info. . . .
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marjorie, NJ dementia
Question i know some one with dementia and i need to place the person somewhere but i don`t have the money to do so please help me it seems as thow they whant to take every thing i have worked for please help if you can.
Answer Consult with the social worker at home you are considering to learn more about whether can qualify for Medicaid or other programs. . . .
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john, CA long term health care
Question I am 60 years old and do have a ciculation problem with my legs. I have already undergone 3 surgeries and am currently receiving Soc. Sec. Disability as my sole source of income. My father passed away in 1979 and for the last 30 years I have been taking . . .
Answer Check on Nursing Homes that are Medicaid certified homes as she may qualify and contact local social services dept to see if have home care assistance to give some need relief in the meantime. . . .
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Joe, TX Skilled Nursing Facility
Question My father in law was recently diagnosed with alzeheimers and only have medicare. How can we have him admitted to a skilled nursing facility? He has only seen a primary care physician but hasn`t been admitted to a hospital.
Answer Have you considered hoemcare assistance or need to relocate to facility? Ask his physician for referral but unfortunately Medicare will not cover most nursing home expenses except short term after hospitalization or for rehab . . .
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Judith, MD nursing home for indigent person
Question My sister in law needs nursing home care but her only means of support is soc. sec. Is there a facility with a good repuation in Montgomery County, MD that will accept her? Thank you very much
Answer Contact local social services dept to discuss her options and possible Medicaid eligibility for reimbursing Nursing Home care. . . .
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Isabel, NC Long-Term Nursing CARe
Question My husband is in Brian Center long term in Charlotte, NC and they are charging us $3500 a month which we cannot pay. I have medicare, medicaid and AARP secure horizons. Can you please help us? I am 84 and don`t know how I can take care of him. Sincerely, . . .
Answer Talk with the social worker at the facility where he currently resides and ask about Medcaid reimbursment. If not Medicaid certified home then consider option of transferring to another home that does accept Medicaid. . . .
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George, KY House sale
Question My father is 82 years old. My Mother passed away 2 years ago and he sold the house. He was hoping to use the money to travel and visit friends and family. We have been told that he may need the money for LTC and he could not spend any of it. This ma . . .
Answer I expect those advising him are thinking of his best interests but maybe the ultimate decision will be his of course. Is it possible to set some aside and then use rest for travel as a compromise? . . .
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Donna, SC Bladder Infections
Question My mother is in a nursing home. Can a bladder infection give some signs of deminta and althimers? How can a test be given to check for bladder infections if the patient is not able to give a urine sample herself and is prone to bladder infections? Thank . . .
Answer Elderly folks with bladder infections can become quite confused and disoriented. The nurses can obtain a urine sample with catheter insertion in seconds. . . .
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