Hi. Hope someone has advice, because I don't know where to start looking. Little background. My Mother had a stroke in September. She is paralysed on right side, cannot stand without hoist and frame, cannot walk at all, cannot move right arm (thank goodness she's a southpaw). Her language skills are slightly improving, some words, some gestures and some writing to make her needs known. She has a feeding tube, but can and does independently eat some foods, and is double incontinent and has catheter.
She is in a nursing home in Virginia where she is miserable. My younger brother had completed a large bedroom with walkin shower ensuite downstairs in his house in Indiana. He is ready to take Mom in and he, his wife and 2 of his childre (who are adults) are willing to learn nursing care for her from professional care we plan to buy in at first. The nursing home says she is fit to travel, but gives no indication of the length and type she may be able to cope with.
I think overland transport, no matter how comfortable the vehicle will be too much for her. My brother's wife was planning to fly to Mom, get her to commercial flight and bring her to Indiana. I don't think this is doable given all her physical limitations.
Has anyone had experience of interstate transport and the costs? I am afraid it will be terribly prohibitive. Her Virgnia Blue Cross and Shield has been used up by nursing home. We are waiting on medicaid but I doubt they would help with this as we want to move her out of state.