What is the Alabama Medicaid income threshold? Hi, I just stumble across this forum, so I can only pray I've posted in the proper section.
We are looking for agencies in GA that could help an AL Medicare patient in a GA nursing home. Mostly likely income is too much for Medicaid (and would have to qualify in AL, not GA). In less 15 days, they must leave because can't afford the $152 per day.
At a loss on where to place him. Because they actually reside in Alabama, the LPN providing "social services" at the nursing facility is unable to offer any advice or assistance.
We could send him back to AL, but his wife isn't able to care for him alone. Seems that we could move them to GA somehow, but I am at a loss. There is no room in our home or we could take them in. There are skilled facilities in AL, but Medicare still requires $152 per day, so I don't know what that would solve -- UNLESS they can get Medicaid.
I read that Medicare pays for certain home health services if a doctor orders it. I would think we would have to get him back to his actual home and somehow be seen by his primary physician to even consider this. Does anyone know if any "treating" physician can order home health?
He is pretty much immobile (bed ridden). Along with multiple health issues, the biggest problem is that he is an extremely large man and we are unable to lift or move him. He is unable to get up to use the restroom (he has a cath), so using the restroom requires cleaning ... it currently takes 4 nurses to turn and clean him.
This is breaking my heart and I don't know where to turn. It is sad that they have worked all of their lives in GA, and moved to AL several years ago when they lost their home to do a series of unfortunate events.
They currently live in a trailer in AL (valued at around $50K). Although I've read there might be ways around it, no one is opposed to selling the trailer and putting it toward the care. However, even if it were to sell at over $5K per month that pretty much would deplete that fairly quickly. Between the two of them their income is about $3k per month - which apparently is too much to qualify for Medicaid; and the majority of it goes toward medications.
I've seen the posts about the book on Medicaid secrets, but frankly I don't have time to read a book. I have to take action now ...
Not sure this is enough info to warrant advice, but I'm willing to continue to conversation. Bottom line l(1) looking for agencies that cross state lines (2) wondering if it would be best to try and get him back to AL and pursue options there (which totally takes family support out of the loop (3) looking for any other options or advice that anyone could take the time to share with me