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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 12:41 AM
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54. Thanks...he is...others have suggested it...
I bookmarked a site and will apply tomorrow...if I'm finally coherent then!
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  -I just paid $3600 to a rehab facility for my 92-year-old father because Medicare wouldn't cover it. joeybee12  Aug-02-11 07:58 PM   #0 
  - Is there any way to get him on Medicaid? n/t  Mimosa   Aug-02-11 07:59 PM   #1 
  - Have a meeting with a Case Manager tomorrow...I'm not optimistic...  joeybee12   Aug-02-11 08:07 PM   #5 
  - hate to say it, but that's what you gotta do. Let him go broke  Armstead   Aug-02-11 10:34 PM   #32 
     - Yup, you either have to be very rich or very poor in this country  joeybee12   Aug-03-11 12:33 AM   #48 
  - I'm sorry, Joeybee. Been there, done that. Hug your papa for me.  roguevalley   Aug-02-11 08:44 PM   #13 
     - +1  Divine Discontent   Aug-02-11 09:17 PM   #19 
     - Thanks!  joeybee12   Aug-02-11 10:27 PM   # 
     - Thanks!  joeybee12   Aug-02-11 10:27 PM   #28 
  - That is pathetic  karynnj   Aug-02-11 08:02 PM   #2 
  - Thanks, yeah, it is...  joeybee12   Aug-02-11 08:11 PM   #7 
  - Talk to the social workers at the hosp or nursing home.  napi21   Aug-02-11 08:05 PM   #3 
  - I have a meeting tomorrow...live-in care at home is $220 a day...  joeybee12   Aug-02-11 08:10 PM   #6 
  - Well, the live-in caregiver we had for my grandmother cost $5,000 a month in 1993  anneboleyn   Aug-02-11 08:59 PM   #15 
     - I hate going political BUT  CountAllVotes   Aug-02-11 09:06 PM   #16 
     - Yup, the system makes no sense the way it's set up...  joeybee12   Aug-03-11 12:35 AM   #50 
     - That really is too bad about your grandmother...the system is  joeybee12   Aug-02-11 09:45 PM   #21 
  - You have my sympathy.  NYC_SKP   Aug-02-11 08:06 PM   #4 
  - Thanks...a friend's father passed two weeks ago, had lots of problems like my father...  joeybee12   Aug-02-11 08:15 PM   #8 
  - is it feasible to get a caregiver for the hours you're away only? or do you know someone  indurancevile   Aug-02-11 09:56 PM   #26 
     - Don't really know someone like that...and actually, if you get help  joeybee12   Aug-02-11 10:27 PM   #27 
        - If his needs are primarily activities of daily living, call a local nursing school.  Maru Kitteh   Aug-02-11 11:28 PM   #45 
           - Thanks, actually it might be feasible as he lives in East Hartford and  joeybee12   Aug-03-11 12:34 AM   #49 
  - To both of you, my sympathies  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-02-11 08:17 PM   #9 
     - Thanks!  joeybee12   Aug-02-11 10:38 PM   #34 
  - If his heart rate fell to 30, there is a medical reason to keep him in the hospital  Warpy   Aug-02-11 08:23 PM   #10 
  - I agree with Warpy. This sounds like patient dumping.  Ilsa   Aug-02-11 09:16 PM   #17 
  - He actually did have a pacemaker put in...should have mentioned that...  joeybee12   Aug-03-11 01:01 AM   #56 
     - Nothing kills an elderly person faster than bed rest  Warpy   Aug-03-11 10:58 AM   #64 
  - I believe that a home is excluded when determing medicaid eligibility.  DURHAM D   Aug-02-11 08:35 PM   #11 
  - Nope, can not get medicaid until you sell the house  BeanCounting   Aug-02-11 09:16 PM   #18 
     - All I know is what I read on HHS website.  DURHAM D   Aug-02-11 09:45 PM   #22 
     - Bean is right...this is Connecticut...went through this with my mother a  joeybee12   Aug-02-11 09:49 PM   #24 
     - Did you read the article? nt  DURHAM D   Aug-02-11 09:51 PM   #25 
     - I just did...my father's house would no longer be considered a "home"  joeybee12   Aug-02-11 10:29 PM   #29 
     - nope, it depends on the state.  indurancevile   Aug-03-11 12:31 AM   #46 
  - ask the hospital social workers for help  CountAllVotes   Aug-02-11 08:44 PM   #12 
  - Thanks...all good advice!  joeybee12   Aug-02-11 10:41 PM   #40 
  - My sympathy -  The Velveteen Ocelot   Aug-02-11 08:50 PM   #14 
  - Yeah, it's crazy...  joeybee12   Aug-02-11 09:42 PM   #20 
  - I have no answers...  tnlefty   Aug-02-11 09:47 PM   #23 
  - Thank you!  joeybee12   Aug-02-11 10:42 PM   #41 
  - some advice Joey  riverwalker   Aug-02-11 10:32 PM   #30 
  - Thanks...good advice...  joeybee12   Aug-02-11 10:39 PM   #37 
     - Joey here is help:  riverwalker   Aug-02-11 10:47 PM   #43 
        - Thanks...that's great...I read a little and bookmarked it for tomorrow...  joeybee12   Aug-03-11 12:39 AM   #52 
  - I don't have a vehicle, but I am in Mass.  Forkboy   Aug-02-11 10:32 PM   #31 
  - Thanks...maybe I'll ask you to come watch tennis for me when I'm not able to!  joeybee12   Aug-02-11 10:37 PM   #33 
     - Don't push your luck lol.  Forkboy   Aug-02-11 10:38 PM   #36 
        - Figure skating?  joeybee12   Aug-02-11 10:41 PM   #39 
           - Is it Nancy?  Forkboy   Aug-02-11 10:44 PM   #42 
              - Who else????????????????????  joeybee12   Aug-03-11 12:32 AM   #47 
  - Is he a veteran?  Lars39   Aug-02-11 10:38 PM   #35 
  - Thanks...yes he is...  joeybee12   Aug-02-11 10:40 PM   #38 
  - Oh, these seniors on Medicare with their cadillac plans.  EFerrari   Aug-02-11 10:52 PM   #44 
  - Yeah, it's people like my Dad they need to cut...  joeybee12   Aug-03-11 12:36 AM   #51 
  - Is he a Veteran? If so, look into it.  elleng   Aug-03-11 12:39 AM   #53 
  - Thanks...he is...others have suggested it...  joeybee12   Aug-03-11 12:41 AM   #54 
     - Bet you will be, and able to sleep tonight.  elleng   Aug-03-11 12:57 AM   #55 
  - Always been the case. Any longterm care requires spending down assets and  eridani   Aug-03-11 03:30 AM   #57 
  - I hate to say this, but  FlaGranny   Aug-03-11 04:23 AM   #58 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Aug-03-11 07:23 AM   #59 
  - Sorry to hear about you dad,  PRETZEL   Aug-03-11 08:13 AM   #60 
  - That's when Bernie S. says "Medicare for all" I say you can still easily go broke with medicare.  Shagbark Hickory   Aug-03-11 08:15 AM   #61 
  - Recommend  xchrom   Aug-03-11 09:00 AM   #62 
  - You've gotten some good suggestions here...  kiva   Aug-03-11 09:19 AM   #63 
  - In the same boat.  Maat   Aug-03-11 07:14 PM   #65 
  - Remember, the original hospital that transferred your dad gets paid a flat fee by Medicare.  Hoyt   Aug-03-11 07:43 PM   #66 
  - Are you sure he has Medicare or is he on a Medicare  Cleita   Aug-03-11 07:51 PM   #67 
 

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