I live in an apartment complex. There are a few elderly residence in their late 80's early 90's. They live alone. Two of them are on the 3rd floor. Neither one can do stairs, or walk without a walker at their best. They get zero exercise and are alone 24/7. One of my neighbors does weekly shopping for one of them and she is the only person interacting with him. The other resident has no one interacting other than an occasional 5 minute visit from her son.
My concern is for their safety. One of them was taken to the hospital via ambulance because she fell - which is happening more and more. Any time she has to go to the doctors the fire department has to get her down the stairs.
I guess my question is, does medicare cover a companion for elderly disabled people? What type of assistance can they get for day in and day out help and care? I am more than sure showering is a major risk for both and not to sure how much of that goes on either.
Do you think I should call social services? I don't want to stir up hornets nest, but I am concerned for their safety and well being. I can not take them on because I have enough pressure being my brother's caregiver, but I don't like seeing the danger they may be in.