My family member who’s is 61 is confined to a wheel chair. He is unable to stand on his own or walk. He has had two spinal surgeries and hours of PT and OT but nothing has helped much or at least not enough for him to move to assisted living.
For the past 18 months he has been Living in a nursing home in ILLINOIS, and on private pay. His income from a pension and SS covers about 75% of the costs, the shortage has been covered through savings and family. We are now about to put him on Medicaid but worry he will be denied the medical attention / services he may need. One Dr has recommend a specialist of PT, a physiatrist as his his last hope.
If He goes on Medicaid in IL he will not get any PT or OT and maybe not get the opportunities to find the last hopeful doctor.
Searching for advise on Physiatrist option and potentially a place to live long term should the end result be the same.
Also assurance that Medicaid will help pay for services.