My parents have retired a few years back and moved in with us. My mom always has headache as far as I can remember. She went to quite a few specialists but none of them could diagnose the problem. All they did was switching her medicine one after another for 30 something years. Since they retired, they have traveled to Asia and back to US about every 6 months. This last time her health deteriorate a lot. Dad took her to an international hospital, because of some language barrier I could not understand completely. It was something to do with her brain or blood vessel in the brain swollen. They did some procedure by using a laser going through her foot the the brain to cut or release something. After this her condition just gone south. Now she is having problem remembering current things just minutes later, but she can still remember things decade ago. Sometimes she does not recognize people. She forgot dad and thought he was thief. She accused him of trying to kill her. She yelled at people. She could no longer control her muscle movement and go toilet wherever. I think the doctors and relatives over there just don't not know what to do for her anymore. I think she has some kind of dementia possibly vascular dementia. Anyway, she is coming back next week which would be quite a task to get her back here. I am supposed to find a doctor and hospital to diagnose her condition. After that I guess find her a facility that can take care of her. My father is even older than her and I know he is very tired. If this keeps up, I think he might be gone before her. They have a small retirement saving and social security that might last awhile only if both of them are healthy. That was one of the reasons I took them in so they would not worry about extra expenses. But my family is not equipment to take care of her like this. I suppose no families are really equipment to handle this disease.
What kind of specialist and where do I look for them in Austin, Texas ? How much does it cost per month for put her in some sort of nursing facilities ? Does medicare in Texas cover it ? Would it be cheaper to hire someone at home to watch her ?