I have put up a few posts in the past, but have a new one for you.
As I explain before, my husband had an AVM rupture 9/29/12. Since then he has been in the hospital having multiple shunt surgeries, and dealing with infections and ventriculitis.
He had the most recent surgery on 1/9/12. About 3 weeks ago the doctor started talking about sending him to a nursing home because he is not becoming fully alert. He will follow simple comands (thumbs up, holding up fingers, nodding yes and no, has mouthed a few words in speec therapy). The doctors are undetermined on his recovery and feel nursing home is best option because he needs full care and rehab.
Here is where my problem starts. Shaun lost his job as a result of all of this and is now enrolled in Florida Medicaid. We can not find a nursing home willing to take on a full needs patients with Medicaid. Also, appraently Medicaid will not pay for rehab services in a facility.
They will however pay for outpatient rehab.
I am kind of stuck at this point, and because we can not find a nursing home willing to take him I have decided to bring him home and act as nurse and take him to rehab appointments. Medicaid will also pay for home health aid to come out twice a day for personal care (washing, dressing, etc.) but not for nursing care.
Everyone is warning me against this because of how hard it will be on me. Has anyone been in a similar circumstance and been able to offer me any help or tips.