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This Week's Carenote - 08/13/13

 

We have my 94 year old blind mom in our home and desperately need help to climb through the Medicaid qualification process and to find a local nursing facility for her. One item missing in the total Elder Care network here in Florida seems to be the all-important checklist, or blueprint to follow for this critical need. Can anyone out there point us to the answers?

PS, we are in direct contact with our local area agency on aging who have been extremely helpful, but unfortunately, we continue to have missing answers on a daily basis. We also located a directory of localized care facilities and have spent endless hours phoning only to be told "no Medicaid beds available" or we'll have someone call you back.

My sister in Virginia informs us that in her state it is a simple process to contact "Social Services" for a lot of her answers. A web search for Social Services here resulted in a contact with the Salvation Army who said they have no idea where we should call. Any ideas out there? Thanks.

Barbara

 

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