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My mom has advanced dementia. Is 78 and physically healthy. She no longer drives, requires 24/7 care. On fixed income and Medicare. They do not pay for memory care facilities only nursing homes and have to require skilled nursing care for that, which she does not. I work full time and cannot leave my job to care for her he way needed.

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I think the program you want to connect with, KimsAngel, is Community Based Alternatives (CBA). Texas does offer assistance that is less-costly than nursing homes, either in homes or facilities such as assisted living.
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Outside home care caregiver is real concern due to her fear of strangers. Gets really nasty hateful. Roams all night. Gets lost in her own house and very nervous all the time. Bleeding ulcer history makes me reluctant to seek help from unknown persons (to her). No one seems to understand the enormity of the hardship of this health issue and the need for proper help/care for families dealing with it. I do find comfort here from all of you and your posts. Thank you for sharing!
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Thank you! She lives in Tx and unfortunately medic aide doesn't cover assisted living /memory care either and no facility her accepts anyway. Outs
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KimsAngel, if you live in the US your mother may be able to qualify for Medicaid to help with the cost of memory care. You can read about what you need to do to qualify and can even start the application there. It is not a simple thing. You will need all of her financial records and may be required to spend down assets to qualify. The Medicaid address online is www.medicaid.gov . Good luck! No one ever warned us that our parents would get dementia in such record numbers. Many people are in the same boat that you are.
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