Ask The Expert: My grandmother is no longer able to care for my grandfather but he is unwilling to move into an Assisted Living facility. What are our options?

posted by: Ben A. Neiburger Elder Law Attorney www.elderlawillinois.com

You need to get additional professional help to guide you and your grandparents through this difficult time. You may want to contact your local county senior services office to see if a social worker can come out and talk to your family about the options. You may also want to hire a professional caseworker (see www.caremanager.org) to help you with this. It is very important, in my opinion, to get outside help. In my experience, about one-third of the caregiver spouses die before the sick spouse as a direct or indirect result of caregiver stress.


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Posted by:RafaelMartinez

9/26/2012 10:28:14 AM

Our grandfather lives in OH and is very sick. He is currently in a nursing home and Medicare is temporarily covering expenses but when they run out it will be too expensive. He wishes to leave and travel to PR to be with his family. Is he able to discharge from the home? Can the social worker or the nursing home object? We would like to bring him back to PR.

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Posted by:Barbara

2/28/2011 6:42:54 AM

My husband needs to be in a nursing home , but medicare has finished there time to pay for the year, My husband has workers comp that is suppose to pay for live but is bulking. My husband is in a hole. What can I do or get help? Thanks Barbara Byrd


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