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Financial Assistance For The Elderly
Should the elderly be expected to pay for residential care out of their own social security or medicare?
Who pays?: Medicare does not pay for long term care, assisted living, home care, transportation. So , yes, unless you financially qualify for medicaide, you will need to pay for residential care or home care(unless there is a skilled nursing need, then medicare will pay for a while in rehab or home care). ...Read more
Is there any provision for free residential care in the malaysia for elderly people with mental illness?
I'm not sure: I'm not sure about this, buti do have patients who have an orphanage in malaysia and i would consider asking what they think. ...Read more
Does medicare pay for long term care non-acute medical care or custodial care? I'm referring to dementia class patients.
Many behaviors.: Support workers for the disabled, rehabing, or elderly should at the very least be compassionate individuals who show respect for those in their care. They should be accessible by family members, and have good communication skills. Look for someone who is on time, respectful, careful with medications. Ask for references, and do background checks. ...Read more
Chck medicaid: Check with your sate medicaid program if this patient is eligible, some states have home aid service. ...Read more
Can you weigh the benefits of in-patient and out-patient, hospital and home care for palliative care?
Advanced cardiac issues- how can a patient obtain treatment w/o health insurance or medicare coverage while waiting 2 yrs. For the ssi/cal program?
FQHC : Seek out a fqhc near you. Federally qualified health centers are the best places for uninsured or underinsured patients to recieve their care. ...Read more
Does Medicare (due to age) help pay for an in-home nurse/aide directly following a surgical oncology major operation?
Keep 'em functioning: Mental health clinics, public or private, offer counseling and medication when appropriate. Some mental health problems are 'curable'; others are 'manageable'. In either case, the goal of the clinic is to keep patients functioning and achieving their realistic goals. Oh yes, and a good mental health professional has a goal of getting a patient healthy enough to not have to come back. ...Read more
Apply for it: There are sources of financial aid particularly for medical coverage for patients with cancer. Some is through the federal and some through the state.Medicaid/medicare are available, but one needs to apply for it. There are a lot of forms that a social worker can help with, but most patients get the health insurance coverage. Most hospitals and cancer programs have social workers that can help. ...Read more
Absolutely.: Residential care should address the needs of the individual, regardless of the illness (whether it's mental health, pt, ot, etc). Specialized attention to treating anxiety, for example, in a geriatric population can greatly improve quality of life. And treating anxiety in these individuals is very different than treating anxiety in a younger population. ...Read more
Many: The va offers mobility training, vision aids for low vision, psychological counseling and family service. Service connected veterans with low vision related to their service are eligible without question for these. Others might be eligible depending upon their individual circumstances. ...Read more
Vocational programs: Persons wanting to learn how to help disabled persons, from a health perspective, probably get trained as nursing aides or nursing assistants. These are vocational programs, many times offered by schools that also train medical assistants. ...Read more
Regarding caregiving: how physically demanding is the job of caring for a frail elder with hip fracture?
Labor intense: Consider the case of a child learnng to walk.Many similarities. ...Read more
Does the state of connecticut have a comprehensive dental care program for adult medicaid recipients?Is there a participating provider listing online?
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