Our LO is approved for Community Medicaid but her (elderly) primary caretaker is very reluctant to use the services. There are personal care aides coming now who being paid from a LTC policy-which he accepts reluctantly. We would like him to use the Medicaid services as well as the Personal Care aides as the LTC policy limits the hours they will pay for.
I was wondering if there were a list of the services that are available that we could review to see if any of them would be acceptable to him.
For example, before becoming ill, our LO exercised faithfully. Since diagnosis, her caretaker has not arranged for a way for her to continue exercising. Does Medicaid pay for any sort of exercise classes? How about house cleaning services or other home maintenance? The caretaker is trying to do everything himself. He feels very guilty about letting other people "do his job."
The Medicaid services of which I am aware (personal care, transportation, medical care) sound like they will help him keep her in her home as long as possible. Now...how do we get him to start using them? We have been advised that if he fails to use the services, her approval for them will be closed. They are in New York.