First off, thank you guys in advance for the information.
Ive got an elderly father who is currently living in Maryland. He just turned 70, non veteran. He had a stroke two weeks ago Thursday and was hospitalized. Currently he is covered by Medicare A only. He is receiving ~$1k monthly via Social Security as he just applied for it a month or so ago. I am not sure; however at the same time I guess he got his Medicare A benefits and denied the B/D (Not sure if he was even aware he was denying the other benefits or did so intentionally).
He was hospitalied for a week in Maryland then recommended and transferred to the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, DC for intensive therapy. Currently they do not have any assistance or anything w/ the Medicare A so his daily copay is $300-$350 (If he had opted for Medicare B, it would be ~$30-$35 daily). Right now with his financial situation, he will be able to stay in the rehab facility for a maximum of about 3 weeks before being completely destitute. I am afraid that 3 weeks might not be long enough even with intensive therapy and desperately looking for assistance in being able to keep him there longer; or any other information available to help him. I know that there is an alternative at a nursing home type facility with less intensive therapy; which is covered under Medicare A for 20 days. That is one consideration but not optimal. Any information is greatly appreciated.