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A family member is on a fixed very low income and is totally incontinent. She is spending over half of her monthly income on diapers. I am looking for help for her.

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Thank you so much for this information. She does not qualify for Medicaid, I don't think. I will check into it to be sure. I can explore the possibility of getting help from the Dept of Social Services in her area. Maybe a viable alternative for her. Also, in home services may be available. Thank you so very much!!
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Oh, AL stands for Assisted Living. That's where my cousin was staying when she first became incontinent. Now, she's in Memory Care Al. So, I now suppose that Medicaid is paying for her Depends, unless her facility covers them as part of their monthly fee. I just know she doesn't get to keep enough money each month to pay for them out of her funds.

Is your loved one at home or in a facility? Normally, the facility will know how to get resources for incontinence supplies.

If not, do you know if your loved one qualifies for Medicaid medical? You can explore that a few ways. You can inquire online with the state of Texas Medicaid website. It should give you some idea of the qualifications. It's normally based on income and assets. In my state, the county Dept of Social Services processes all of the applications for Medicaid as well as county, state and local resources. So, they would be able to inform you if you qualify for in home services, reduced power bill, phones, food stamps, etc. I would locate which department in your county who handles that.

It might be a good idea to get information on the requirements BEFORE you submit an application. An attorney well versed in Medicaid rules might be helpful. Other research my prove helpful as well.

Hopefully, others who have dealt with this issue will chime in here and give you some helpful suggestions. I'm interested to know what you find.
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Okay, I have checked to see which she is on and it is Medicare. They don't cover supplies for incontinence. Medicaid does, but she doesn't have that. What is AL that you refer to?
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Is she on Medicaid or Medicare? I know that when my loved one first became incontinent, the AL asked me to go get her Depends. I purchased them for about a week and then, they said they had it covered. The doctor diagnosed her as incontinent. They has been no charge for them since that time. (She has dementia.) I'm not sure if Medicare or Medicaid is covering the costs for her incontinence supplies. She is on both.

If your loved one is very low income, I would explore Medicaid application. They pay what Medicare doesn't pay for medical costs.
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