My husband has a personal care aide through a home health agency in Virginia. The home health agency informed me as of November 1st she will not be accepting Medicaid clients due to Medicaid is not paying her on time and she cannot afford to pay her staff out of her pocket since she is a small business. She will only accept private pay after Oct 30th. It was a let down because the personal care aide that was taking care of my husband was very reliable, professional, caring and seasonal. Now, I have to start over finding another agency. This week I have call other agencies and they are telling me they are not accepting new Medicaid clients, they have a waiting list or they are understaffed. I have sent an email to his Medicaid care coordinator for assistant. My husband has Parkinson disease, dementia, diabetic and other health issues, so it was nice having that additional help during the day and some help at night time.
Has anyone else experience this problem with home health agencies?