I live in PR and my Dad is bedridden. Is there any way I can take him to the US.

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He is a Veteran, but doesn't receive any help from them. They wanted me to take him in an ambulance so they could see he really is bedridden. He's Alzheimer patient, cancer survivor. I'm 24/7 with him, just a little help from Hospice.

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Yes. We live in the center of PR. The is a VA in the north and another one in the south. Well the service doesn't get to us. We are in the middle, nothing from the north and nothing from the south. It's a waste of time.
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The VA can act so slowly. I am thinking it may not be a good idea to move him at this point. If he is on a feeding tube and oxygen, I know that his condition is very poor. It does sound like you need a relief caregiver to come in to help you. I know the VA will help pay for this, but I also know how slow they are. Have you talked to a VA rep about bringing a caregiver in to help?
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I think he would have a better attention from VA. Alzheimer has finished him so fast. He doesn't speak, doesn't recognize me. I' ve been living with him for three years now. I don't receive any help of my brothers who live in the US. Hospice gives him a person who gives him a bath 5 days a week, a person who comes 3 hours on 3 days. Sometimes I feel so tired I sleep ever reading or just standing besides his bed. He' s witg oxygen, has feeding tube since he can't swallow. I have a husband and a daughter who need time too. I do this with all my love. My mom passed away 6 years ago and she always told me to take good care of him, which I promised I would. Now I need physical therapy on my shoulder. A lot of pain, but I can't stop my work with him. He's my hero.
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Mary, curious why your Dad doesn't received any help from the Veteran's Administration?
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No, you leave him where he is. You cannot get an ambulance from PR to the mainland US. Hospice services are local, and they would stop when you leave PR. VA Hospice services would be the same. Moving him at this point would not change the outcome.
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Legally, yes, he can come to the US. He is a citizen. Is there any special reason that you want to move him at this late stage of life? Would it be to place him in a facility? Please let us know more.
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