My dad refuses a nursing home (don't know how we'd afford it anyway) and we can't afford 24/7 care. He has been hospitalized numerous times for falling (no broken bones). Was in rehab for 4 weeks. He makes too much social security to qualify for Medicaid unless he pays $1000/month in a spend down. He only gets $1800/month and his bills leave him about $100/month. I live paycheck to paycheck and live in another state 1500 miles away. I am an only child. His nephew lives nearby and checks on him but he has his own medical issues. I am trying to hire someone to come in 1-2 hours a day to check on him and clean and do laundry, but everyone is telling me he needs 24/7 care. He gets home health care but that is only a few hours a week. He just got out of the hospital and he is very weak. We thought we had someone to stay with him -- that's what we told the hospital -- but she bailed on us and changed her mind. Not enough money. I'm afraid one of these times he ends up in the hospital I am going to get in trouble. He is with it enough to know what he doesn't want, but weak enough and confused enough to need help. I'm just a wreck. I don't know what to do. I want him safe, but can't afford the right thing.