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Depends use. Pottasium Defficiency had me in Hospital and rehab til Aug 25,2018, now in apartment. Getting anywhere and not having an accident is hard. Dr. has me on strong anti diarrhea meds... help, but still happens. No idea when it will happen, eat Pottasium foods to help also. 70 in Sept. No family or help near me. Apartment living now. Ok, but hard to get out and get things. Once or so a month Medicaid pays for Dr Visit trips and drug store visits.

I have read both your posts. Really sorry for all ur problems but seems ur alone in this. All we can do is give u suggestions. We live all over the country and share our caregiving experiences.

Like said, Medicaid has other services besides healthcare. They have homecare and transportation. They may cover ur Depends. You need to talk to ur caseworker.

You can find a food store that does home delivery. If you run short monthly, there are food closets.

Office of Aging usually has vans and may help with an aid. They can help u find resources.

APS should also be able to help.

Health department may help with the bedbugs.

Your health issues need to be handled by ur doctors. You should be taking potassium pills. Your problems can be caused by meds. Foods u eat. Maybe a probiotic would help. Don't drink coffee or juices like Apple.
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Medicaid provides many services, JTW70. Contact your caseworker for assistance with your annual recertification. That is your responsibility to complete the process. My brother lived in Section 8 housing and was required to complete recert every July. Yes it is cumbersome but your county dept of aging or your caseworker can assist. Keep all your receipts together in one place all year so when needed they are available.

Ask your caseworker to assist with applying for senior/medical transport to MD appts.


Good luck to you.
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Medicaid said Dr would handle it. in this county.
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Under Doctor Care, some test done. just not able to get it figured out yet. July 31, 2019 going to Specialist finally to meet and set up a scope and scan of my esophagus repair done years ago. my surgeon wanted done 1 1/2 years ago. but Pottasium Deff. had me in hospital and almost died. and then rehab til Aug 25th. apartment now. was sick in Jan. could not get scan done as requested by original Dr. my son dumped me and moved. would not take for test and mad at me. Gone like the Wind. so now trying to get answers. and test done now. ;)
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Asked no answer. must have yearly income paperwork to even get a answer and can't get there. took 3 times going to get it fixed last year when was in hospital and rehab until Aug 25th, don't know what if even got this year. not found it and not able to go there. cost $ I don't have to spend. must have food. Thank you
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So... We want:

1. Further investigation of the cause of your chronic diarrhoea, which is not adequately controlled by powerful "stoppers."

2. Assistance with the cost of continence aids.

3. Reliable home delivery of same.


1. Is up to your doctor. What medical tests/investigations have been done?

2. and 3. - have you asked your Medicaid office about this, specifically? They may be able to advise, or at least suggest where else you might find help.
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