My grandmother is 78 and has Schizophrenia, its a little hard to communicate with her because she thinks we are all trying to kidnap her. We really need to get her into a facility that will insure she is taking the right medication daily. We are getting the run around from APS (which also seem to have "lost" $8000.00 my grandmother was carrying in her scooter) Right now she is in the hospital she was complaining of chest pains. She should be released soon, however APS is telling us there is no where for her to go.
We have looked into ALF but they cost $5000.00+ a month. That kind of money is hard to come by to support my own family.
We are at a loss right now. We dont know what to do or where to turn. Are there any government grants that can help with paying for this? My grandma doesnt own any property to put up for collateral, neither do we.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I'm not sure if she would qualify medically for Medicaid, but it sounds like she would qualify financially. That might be worth pursuing.
Hugs to all of you!
or go to the website and open the find support
The members can try to give you advice based on their own experiences with family members, etc as to what resources, etc are available in her area.
Unfortunately, this country does not care to make sure that safe clean affordable housing is available for the mentally ill. But they don't seem to mind paying for expensive hospitalizations, and courts costs when the system fails them.
I hope you can find help for her. She needs to be on the right medication and monitored to make sure she can take it.