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I'm not comfortable with this. She needs assistant with bathing and sists baths 3 times a week. She cannot afford in home care at all and I cannot do it. I was not comfortable with the Dr, he didn't even seem to check her vitals or anything else. He kept saying medicare would pay for it. Is this all true?

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Be very careful with this kind of thing. Of course Medicare will pay HIM for it. All he has to do is right an order. He'll write all sorts of orders as long as he can get paid. We got into this situation when a doc wanted Amedisys to evaluate Dad. The doc "offered" to help. It was a scam. The doctor was getting money for the referral and my Dad didn't need the services they were pushing. They were really aggressive so I got suspicious and googled them. They were under federal investigation for medicare fraud. Get away from that doctor! I would call the local hospital where she goes and ask for a social worker for some guidance. If she is on Medicare and has a medical need for assistance, then they will cover it. From my experience, it sounds like she is eligible. You just have to be really careful who you work with. The internet is your best friend when it comes to things like this! Good luck!
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Well, if you are aren't comfortable, you might want to check his references or dr ratings. You can probably find that locally. Secondly, if he has made an assessment of her needs and is willing to write up the referrals for home health aide that is covered by Medicare that would be great and you can always be there with her for a couple weeks to monitor. If you're not happy and want second opinion, then get another dr or ask her primary care dr.
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Well, if you can't do it and she has no resources, she will go on Medicaid.
The MI Choice program furnishes an array of home and community-based services to assist aged and disabled Medicaid beneficiaries to live in the community who would otherwise be institutionalized.
He does not need to take vitals to see that she is needing help.
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