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Medicare was designed to cover medical services that are "reasonable and necessary". Services that are covered in the home by Medicare include home health care and hospice services. See link for more information: www.medicare.gov.
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I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather's cancer. It's a difficult time for grandfather and your family; but there are things you can do now to be proactive with the progression of this disease. Adding to Vanessa's recommendations on the medical and financial power of attorney; also look into... more
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The first step you should take is to do a lot of research on the subject. Look at the specific type of cancer he has as well. That means to search the web, talk to family and friends and maybe a doctor. Understand everything you can about this and then be understanding to your grandfather... more
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From a legal stand point there a some key documents your grandfather should consider putting in place:A medical power of attorney, which nominates someone to make medical decisions;A financial power of attorney, which appoints an agent to make medical decisions; and Determine whether, depending on... more
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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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Hospice care is known as end-of-life care, as life expectancy is less than six months. A team of health care professionals and volunteers provides the service. They give medical, psychological, and spiritual support. The goal of the care is to help people who are dying have peace, comfort... more
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I'm so sorry to hear this. Hospice is usually reserved for the final six months. Timing is tough to predict these matters. Since your mom is still under the care of her doctor, they would know when to transition her. With mom being in the home setting already this transition should be seamless... more
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