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Mom is 90, has dementia, has pain and does not walk. She has a 24/7 caregiver at home. I don't want to take her in to the doctor's office for minor concerns but sometimes still want things checked out. What are options for in home doctor or nurses' visits ? thank you. She has Medicare and secondary insurance.

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Thank you, all. Cwillie, yes she does have a DNR. All paperwork is in place. There is a medical clinic where she lives where nurse practitioners do in home visits. I should look into that as well.
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Yes, I'm in a different country (Canada) but I had the same concerns, it is a major drawback to caring for our loved ones in the home versus a facility. Have a heart to heart discussion about your concerns with mom's doctor, a script for visiting nurses really does take the pressure off.
It also helps to get the paperwork in place if she is expected to die at home, I hope she has a DNR?
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Call your insurance companies and ask what home health options exist. I recently discovered that my mom's insurance plan would cover a one time doctor visit at home to check her out, review meds and script needed services.

While that option would not be a solution to ongoing issues, it might get you a script for visiting nursing services on a periodic basis.

Think also about whether hospice might be an option to consider; they will usually send a doctor or nurse to do an inhome evaluation.

Medical transport ( an ambulette) is an expensive but convenient option if mom is bedbound.

This is one of those situations that makes me grateful that my mom is getting professional care in a NH. The doctor comes to her and the nurses are always there.
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Your moms doctor would have to examine her and could write a referral for home health visits.
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