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Public transportation provide transportation for persons with disabilities.
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It is not unusual, because home care agencies are private pay and want to make the customer happy. However, would you want your nearly $20 an hour caregiver running a vacuum cleaner or watching after your parent?
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No, electric wheel chairs are called Durable Medical Equipment and are a specialty item provided by a specialized equipment company or a pharmacy. Home health care is a Medicare service, and does not transport or cook meals, only private duty home care does transport or cooking.
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You will have to contact an elderlaw attorney to consider filing a guardianship action in probate court where she lives, You, too, will need to be a resident of the same state as her if you wish to be appointed her legal guardian.
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She needs hospice now to provide palliative care first, and then, if you chooses to stop treating her disease, then hospice begins, Palliative care is invaluable!
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Agencies employ the workers they offer you, where as a registry is a listing of workers available for you to employ as household employees! Be careful with this in California, the state laws here are nasty!
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YES, a big legal difference! Home health care is a Medicare service, must be provided under Medical orders, supervised by a Registered Nurse, even the nurses aides have to have a license! Home care is an unlicensed service which in many states limits what the home care workers can do (such as... more
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Get him to an elderlaw attorney NOW!!!!!!! and get his Power of Attorney, WIll and Health care directives updated, because once he becomes incapacitated then you cannot change any legal document nor create any for him. Then, get a full financial assessment from a fee only financial planner who... more
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Fly over to Hawaii and look at them with her, is by far the best way to find a good place. But before doing that, have your aunt assessed by a geriatric social worker who can give you a good idea of what service she needs now and what she may need sooner than later. Then you can use that to find a... more
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Check with your area agency on aging in your state. Some states will use Medicaid dollars to pay for limited home care benefits, which can include paying family members, if they are eligible as a home health aide.
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