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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

I'm an aide and my client has MS and is bed ridden. She is on the verge of losing everything trying to pay for the 24 hour care she needs. She has no family help and she does not want to go to a facility. She is being told she has to sell her house. is there any insurance out there that can be bought or anything that can help? Do you have any insight on a situation like this?

From Joyce in Ohio

Shared by: Joe

She is in a very rough spot. Funding agencies may be able to help a bit but the other choice is government assistance (usually Medicaid) which means she will need to give up almost everything. Depending on her condition would she be able to remain at home with the aid of the proper assistive products to help her? My expertise is in mobility products and I would be glad to offer suggestions if I knew the situation in more detail. Best wishes and let me know if I can help.

Shared by: Hope

I would advise your client to look into a Medicaid waiver program. She may be able to spend-down income to qualify and receive in-home services.


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