My Uncle is terminally ill and the system is not giving us options of how to care for him.
My Uncle has been diagnosed with a brain tumor. He has impaired sight, he can't walk on his own, and he is currently in a rehab facility. The rehab is from the open biopsy and not from the treatment. His "Case Worker" is being very difficult, he's trying to push to get him released to my parents, but my parents are in no condition to care for him, they are both in there late 70's and are also no healthy. The case worker also says he is not eligible for Medicare, although after checking my self, I found he is within a few thousand dollars of the poverty limit, and therefor can pay that difference and receive Medicare. He's mot yet sure if he wants to receive treatment, because the doctors say it will not cure the cancer. What I am trying to find out is, what options does he have, if the rehab facility releases him, is there some kind of short term care facility that he might be eligible for. He does not currently have a home, (he has a trailer upstate that is un - livable) and as I said, my parents (one of whom also has cancer) simply are not able to care for him.
I really feel like the bureaucracy is failing, not only to caer for him, but to communicate the options we have as a family to balance our resources and capabilities with his.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.