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How can I move my sister from Cincinnati to Cleveland?

My sister had a stroke about 5-6 years ago in Cincinnati. She had been taking care of Dad with dementia so I moved him here to Cleveland. She went into a nursing home in Cincinnati. My nephew, her son, was living there as well. Dad passed in 2013 and now she is there alone because her son moved to Chicago in 2015. I am concerned that he is taking so long to move her to Chicago with him and am wondering if I can move her here to Cleveland. She is in a wheelchair. She has no use of her left side. She is overweight but recently got a wheelchair that she is able to navigate. She is able to speak but does have some attention issues. I have an 8-5 job and cannot go see her as much as I would like. I hate getting calls from her saying how depressed she is and that she is being mistreated. one of the last conversations we had she said she would be better off dead. I cannot afford to move her on my own so my real question is would medicare/medicaid (not sure exactly what she has) would take care of a move and her stay at a facility here in Cleveland.
Status: Open    Feb 09, 2016 - 07:27 AM


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Feb 10, 2016 - 07:04 AM

It is good to hear that you are concerned about your sister. Since you are not moving her to another state there should not be any Medicaid issues. My suggestion is to find a facility or two near you to visit. Choose where you would like her to live and discuss with them the situation. The facility should be able to transfer her Medicaid without an issue. The facility may be able to find a way for the transportation to be covered by Medicare or Medicaid but not likely. I think you would be responsible for that expense. She can contribute to the expense of the move if she has any money in her account. It would not seem out of place to ask the son to contribute to the expense of the move. If nothing else works ask the facility. If they are needing patients they may assist in the move to get her there.
Blessings and Godspeed to you and your sister.
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