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If you are infirmed with nothing but medicare and social security, and can't totally look after yourself, what happens after hospital discharge?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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Home health care, visiting nurses, palliative care, or hospice ?- all provide in home care and are covered if you qualify.
Private duty nurses are not covered nor are sitters but sitters are not expensive and can come for a shift or two daily as needed. Friends and family looking in can help. If the individual can't care for themselves, extended care should be considered.

In brief: Options

Home health care, visiting nurses, palliative care, or hospice ?- all provide in home care and are covered if you qualify.
Private duty nurses are not covered nor are sitters but sitters are not expensive and can come for a shift or two daily as needed. Friends and family looking in can help. If the individual can't care for themselves, extended care should be considered.
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