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She has Medicaid and a Medicare (United Medical).

Depending on her health if she is qualified for Hospice they will come in at least 2 times a week and bathe and dress her as well as order supplies.
If she is not qualified for Hospice it is a matter of hiring someone to come in. There are plenty of agencies that do this and more. Medicaid and or Medicare does not pay for this it would be out of pocket. The exception to that would be if she was on Hospice it would be covered.
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I’m sure you have great intentions. My advice is to do lots and lots of research. You are about to take on an incredible responsibility. Make sure you really want to do it!
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Ahmijoy, I read the question differently from the way your did. I think the OP wanted to know the kinds of options available to her, not names of specific agencies. That's definitely an appropriate question.
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Ahmijoy Nov 22, 2019
Yes, you’re probably right. I think I did misread the question. In any case, I hope the OP found the help they need.
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If you find there is no other option but to pay yourself, could you and your mother live with her having one bath/shower per week, at least during winter, late fall, and early spring? At her age, she's unlikely to perspire much, and her hair should need washing less frequently than twice a week. Also, you may be able to find an agency that will send a caregiver for only 2 hours (with a higher hourly rate), which would again save you some expense.
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Under original Medicare there is a provision for home bound patients who need less than 24 hr skilled nursing or therapy. If your mom needs that and had original Medicare part A and B then she would also be eligible for a cna to come bath her a couple of times weekly. With Medicaid and Medicare I’m not sure your mom qualifies on that program because I’ve never had an elder with Medicaid. However on Medicaid she should qualify for even more services. On this link you will find the information I am referring to. Call a local to you HHC Agency and tell them your mom had a stroke and needs therapy. Ask them if they can help you get that going with her doctor. The HH will know if your mom qualifies. Your mom must have a dr who will work with HH and write the order for HH. AS Medicare does not pay for custodial care you can’t just ask for a bathing aide. Your mom must qualify for intermittent nursing care first. Then if she does, they will also arrange for the bathing aide. So give a couple of the agencies a call with your mom’s information handy. If she qualifies they can help you get started. They would most likely want to come assess her and then as I mentioned, help you get the order from the doctor for their services. Some doctors are more familiar with HH services than others. This link below shows that Medicare PT A and B covers HH. Again with Medicaid it may be different but worth a phone call. Many people use this service although you will also find many who don’t believe it exists. Check for yourself and your mom’s circumstances. Its a great service.

https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/home-health-services
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needtowashhair Nov 22, 2019
Wait. Medicare pays for an aid for in home bathing? That's the first I've heard of that outside of hospice.
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Council on Aging will only come out twice a month for free.

You can pay for a service. Use google to research companies in your area and get prices. They stay for four hour shifts. They will bathe your mom, tidy up her room, fix a light meal, be a companion such as playing cards or reading to her, etc. Price is generally approximately $25.00 an hour.
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Sorry, but this is a forum for people to share experiences and ideas related to caregiving. We do not make employment referrals or arrange for home care aides. Contact your mother's doctor for a home care order or even call Medicare to see what documentation she will need for these services.
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needtowashhair Nov 22, 2019
What? People ask questions like that all the time. Also, this website is part of a company that exists to make employment referrals and help arrange for home care. That business is literally the reason this website exists.
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