Feb 26, 2016 - 05:02 AM
I'm in the same situation with my father. He was in the hospital for 70 days and wanted to come home but mobility is an issue. I was fortunate enough to have connection with out local high school. The high schools have a nursing program where the seniors graduate with a CNA degree then move on to college. Many of the teachers remain in contact with the students that graduated through the program last year. I was able to hire a couple of girls that graduated last year from the program and pay them $10 a hour. Medicaid will pay for Physical therapy, Speech Therapy, and Occupational therapy to come out to the home at 100% but the doctor has to order it. Plus, they will send out someone 2 times a week to assist in bathing your father. If your father is a veteran you can get alot of equipment to help with his mobility issues paid 100%. My father is a veteran so we were fortunate enough to get the VA to provide an electric hoiler lift will help get them off the floor when they fall. VA will provide walkers, hospital beds, shower benches, etc. Medicare will provide some equipment as well but they will only pay 80% of the cost and you have to pay the rest. Doctors just have to order it.