Home health care
Posted 23 July 2008 - 06:23 PM
Posted 23 July 2008 - 06:32 PM
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 12:36 AM
You don't say where you are located. The States? Try surfing the net for Governmental services for your state. Keep us posted.
It is what it is...........
Posted 24 July 2008 - 02:13 AM
Depending where you live and your income level, there are government agencies that can help you.
When I became bedridden my mom helped me for a while. After a month or two I was able to get around a little and did some calling around. At the local level, (in my case, that's Chicago) the city had a program where a personal care assistant would come to my home and help me for 3-4 hours with personal care, cooking, and some cleaning, depending on the individual's needs. First, someone would come out to your house and make an assessment. In my case, I was charged a very small fee. (It was something like five dollars a week for the service.)
Call your government agencies (at every level) and I hope you find something available for your wife!
Posted 24 July 2008 - 02:30 AM
Posted 24 July 2008 - 05:17 AM
Around here, which is Minnesota, we have an agency where they have like a "grandparent" type program. What this is is people who donate their time to go into people's homes to help. This is a free service. Contact your county social services or health department and see what they have. There are usually a number of groups or entities that have services that are free or based on what you are able to pay.
I wish you all the best and I hope your wife gets better. Please keep us posted on how its going.
Posted 24 July 2008 - 09:13 AM
I'm certainly sorry to hear about your wife. Please contact your local DSHS office or Medicaid office. They should be able to help you. You could also call the local Home Health Care office and they can help get the ball rolling for support.
I do wish you the best.