My 90 yr. old father in law can only communicate in American sign language. My husband is an only child. My father-in-law lives in an apartment a couple miles away. He has severe arthritis, but can get up and down from his lift chair to go to the bathroom using a walker. He has an electric wheelchair which he uses for major outings. He watches television all day long and my husband has to make his meals, put them in his freezer where my FIL can put them in a microwave. We tried meals on wheels, but their meals come in aluminium containers which can't go in a microwave, also they leave it on the floor where he can't bend down to get it ( can't have a table in hallway). Anyway. We can't go away too far or too long because my husband is the only one who can communicate with him. My question is: would a nursing home provide a translator without cost? He would qualify for Medicaid.