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Where can my elderly parent get financial assistance for an aide at home?

Where can my elderly parent get financial assistance for an aide at home?

Try your insurance: This may be a covered benefit depending on your insurance and your parents medical condtion. Likely, if it is it will be for a minimum amount of hours. But, it is a start. Social workers are good people to find this sort of information out. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Financial Assistance (Definition)

Financial assistance helps individuals who do not have insurance or need help with uncovered costs to pay for their health care. Certain government programs and nonprofit ...Read more


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Searching for health care coverage answers on pt and aide reimburesment for elderly person?

Searching for health care coverage answers on pt and aide reimburesment for elderly person?

Medicare?: Medicare will pay for physical therapy with a doctors prescription and a diagnosis requiring pt. Mc does not pay for unskilled home care services like home health aides. Medicaid does pay for hha and othe non skilled home care needs. ...Read more

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Should the elderly be expected to pay for residential care out of their own social security or medicare?

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

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Is there any provision for free residential care in the malaysia for elderly people with mental illness?

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

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What is appropriate behavior for support workers for the disabled?

What is appropriate behavior for support workers for the disabled?

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

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Is there residential care for older people with mental health needs?

Is there residential care for older people with mental health needs?

Most nursing homes: Are quite capable of caring for older patients with mental health needs, but it would help to know what the problem is to give you a specific answer. ...Read more

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Is there any provision for free residential care for elderly people with mental illness?

Chck medicaid: Check with your sate medicaid program if this patient is eligible, some states have home aid service. ...Read more

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Can you weigh the benefits of in-patient and out-patient, hospital and home care for palliative care?

Can you weigh the benefits of in-patient and out-patient, hospital and home care for palliative care?

It depends: Palliative care can be provided in all these settings. If some symptoms are too severe, e.g., pain, it may be necessary to hospitalize the patient. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can first assists on a traveling surgeon's team bill insurance for their services?

Can first assists on a traveling surgeon's team bill insurance for their services?

Yes you can: When you assist on a surgery if it is qualified for assistance (some surgery are not qualified- minor surgery) you should be able to bill for it. ...Read more

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What is the goal of mental health facilities for their patients?

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

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Which type of financial goverment assistance is available for people with cancer?

Which type of financial goverment assistance is available for people with cancer?

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

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Does residential care for older people with mental health needs have a place in the future?

Does residential care for older people with mental health needs have a place in the future?

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

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What blind rehabilitation services will the va offer for veterans?

What blind rehabilitation services will the va offer for veterans?

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

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Do you know any organization or sponsors for financial support for dialyais patients?

Do you know any organization or sponsors for financial support for dialyais patients?

Financial support: The best person to ask is the social worker who is at the dialysis center the patient seeking financial support dialyzes in. Good luck ...Read more

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How are support workers for the disabled trained?

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