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Welcome to CareNotes. In this special section we will feature a reader's letter and provide an opportunity for an interactive exchange that will help find some answers and possible solutions to concerns. If you wish to respond to this letter, simple follow the link provided at the end of the letter and add your comments and thoughts to our CareNotes Board.

This Week's Carenote

My husband has Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer and recently fell. He is now in a rehab facility and is improving slowly. The problem is that we live paycheck to paycheck and will need someone to take care of him if/when he comes home. I can take care of him when I am home, but I need to work. I make too much for Medicaid, and he is too young for Medicare. Is there anywhere I can get someone to watch him? We are pretty isolated, no family or friends.

Shared Cheryl in Illinois

Shared by: Bonnie

check with your county, they may have a aging and disability resource center. Would he not qualify for medicare due to disability?

Shared by: Paulette
Hobe sound

Your husband is eligible for social security disability and I would try Dept of Elder Affairs or contact social worker at your local cancer center or hospital

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