Follow
Share

We are both on medicare. She had dementia. She is 84 years old. I have had 2 slight heart attacks in the past 3 months and my health is shot.

This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.
Find Care & Housing
Thank you, Pam.. I expect we will not qualify from the quick glance I've been able to make..
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

Lois go up to the Money and Legal tab and click on Veterans Assistance. Wartime Vets are entitled to Aid and Attendance if assets are low.
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

What if the patient is a veteran? Is he entitled to a pension?
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

Are either of you a widow of a veteran? If so, it could be worth up to about $1100 per month for the widow's pension. This is intended to help pay for in=home care.
Helpful Answer (0)
Report

Oh, and Meals on Wheels would be available to mom if we chose to use it. The suggested donation is $5/day. When she was living in her own home, she also had a woman who came in to clean twice a month for two hours. The suggested donation for THAT was $28 for the month. A Godsend!
Helpful Answer (1)
Report

Your doctor can order in-home nursing assistance for you or your mom if either one of you has a SKILLED NEED which could mean, for instance, an unstable rather serious condition. Sans that, unfortunate as it is, Medicare doesn't pay for in-home care.

There are, however, many other avenues available to you thru your local Council on Aging (or one of their 'arms'). Call them to see what you and/or your mom might qualify for. Some are income and asset based; others are not.

Example of my mom:

She doesn't qualify for anything based on her income/assets. She has a nest egg that disqualifies her. However, Medicare pays for: a hospital bed; an oxygen generator; wheelchair. She gets a $1,000 stipend from a county agency that can be used toward their list of providers for in-home respite care. That buys close to 50 hours a year of care. Perhaps you would both qualify -- for $2,000. Because mom is virtually housebound, she has a doctor who comes to the house once a month and, believe it or not, is available on his cell phone in between (for medication adjustments). She also has a podiatrist who comes to the house to trim her toenails every six weeks. Both paid for by Medicare and her supplement.

Call your local Council on Aging or county/township Senior Services for resources. They're out there. But you have to ask.
Helpful Answer (2)
Report

This question has been closed for answers. Ask a New Question.