I have been assisting my cousin (69). She is unable to walk without a struggle. Any advice?

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She had surgery that was supposed to relieve her pain. She has been told to "go get an MRI and go for physical therapy" but the pain is so intense I've been unable to transport her. I truly believe she needs intense rehabilitation, but how do I accomplish this?

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Do you know what her primary ailment is that is causing the mobility problem? Does he have MS, Parkinson's, arthritis, stroke? It could be any number of things.

I would be surprised if her doctor has not mentioned the cause to her. Do you attend the doctor visits with her?

When I recently inquired about physical therapy for my cousin, who has severe dementia and who is now mainly in a wheelchair, the doctor said that Medicare would only cover physical therapy on her legs, if there was an expectation of her regaining her ability to walk. I know, it sounds bizarre. Have they said anything like that?
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By tens times what Pam just said. And let is know what the rest of the story is. We're here to help!
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Call 911 and get her to the ER and refuse to take her home. They can do the MRI. They can call the surgeon. Sometimes you have to be really stubborn about forcing the patient to accept rehab and PT.
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