Is there a list of nursing homes/agencies that provide long term care services for a patient with brain injury and dementia?

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My brother developed seizures that have severely damaged his brain and now he has been diagnosed with dementia as a result of this brain injury. This all has happened in the last few years. He lives in the state of Michigan, but we want to bring him back home to the Rio Grande Valley if we can find adequate services for him. He is 58 years of age and is receiving Medicaid benefits.

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Esteq, have you had any experience with the Rehab Institute of Michigan, if your brother is living in any of the areas served by it? You might want to check it out. Although I haven't used it for any brain injuries, my understanding and impression is that it's a leading facility for various brain injuries.


Posted 24 Aug., 1:57 p.m.
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It seems like he is not getting appropriate care in Michigan. Yes, we all would feel better having his closer and perhaps we might be better able to address any issues associated with any kind of emergency.
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Maybe Esteg feels her brother would do better close to her and her family, then so far away.
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be very careful moving a person who is receiving good services in one location to another where it may take many months to prequalify him for medicaid. "Someone" will have to cover his expenses while all the applications go through which may take many weeks or not be approved at all. I think and only think that SSDI is portable but Medicaid definitely is a State program.
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Esteg, please remember that Medicaid does NOT cross state lines. If you move your brother you will have to re-qualify him for services in your state and the level of services under Medicaid is dramatically different from state to state. Could definitely be worth consulting with an elder care attorney in your state to see what the changes might mean in his coverage level. Texas, for instance, opted out of the expanded Medicaid and may not have the same coverage as Michigan.
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Esteg, at the right side of this page you will see a blue box that says "Find Housing and Care", enter the zip code of the final location, and click on Alzheimer's & Memory Care. Or you can go to the 3 white bars at the top left of the screen in the blue bar, you will find a SEARCH, type in same zip code.
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