Waiting on Medicaid for my dad is starting to get dangerous. My mom is on Medicaid and this thing SD has called the Medicaid waiver which pays for 30 hrs/wk of home-health. This is the "fix" SD has to overcrowded nursing homes and ALs. However 30 hours is NOT enough, but luckily my dad qualifies medically for the waiver too so I applied for him. The financial qualifying time, though, is SO LONG. The poor specialist that works on cases like my parents is beyond overworked and she JUST got to my paperwork I sent in about 3 weeks ago. Anyways, my dad has started to get dizzy in the mornings and he fell this morning luckily while a caregiver was there but omg what if no caregiver was there?? There's not enough time in the day for the caregivers to take my mom to appointments or even make her dinner when stuff like this happens. I called our DSS social worker and told her my dad is getting worse due to lack of care and we need more waiver hours before he falls when they're home alone and passes away while my disabled mother watches and can't do anything. 60 hours a week would be great for my parents and it would solve a lot of issues. My mom could go to the dentist finally, and her caregiver can help her cook which is her favorite hobby. The house can get a proper cleaning, too. Maybe even there would be enough time for my mom to get her nails done once she saves up. I guess I'm just IMPATIENT and very very anxious. Ugh this too shall pass.