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Q: Medicare assistance for the elderly-price negotiable ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Medicare assistance for the elderly-price negotiable
Category: Health > Seniors
Asked by: broadstone-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 01 May 2004 07:30 PDT
Expires: 31 May 2004 07:30 PDT
Question ID: 339356
Hello.  My 81 year old mother is a sliding scale insulin dependent
diabetic who is also taking a number of other drugs such as
nitroglycerin patches, coumadin, Beta blockers, diruetics and thyroid
supplement. She has also begun exhibiting progressive signs of memory
and cognitive impairment which seems to have become much more serious
after a recent return from the hospital. She was living completely
independently until about 7 weeks ago when I brought her home with us
as a temporary measure until we find suitable assisted living
arrangements for her. Although she is relatively healthy in that she
is unassisted ambulatory and can appropriately take care of her basic
household and personal needs, she is not capable of managing her
medications, especially since the change to the sliding scale insulin
administration using the two types of insulin. She has a very limited
income consisting of about $700 a month in social security survivor
benefits and about $150 more in dividend payments from CD's, does not
own her home, and receives medicare assistance combined with
supplemental insurance for medications and hospitalization; she also
has medicare part B coverage. Because her future living arrangements
will fall partly to us, we are interested in defraying as much of
these costs as possible and are looking for some assistace with that.
One specific question is: if she is residing in an assisted living
community, does she qualify for home nursing visits for management of
her medications under medicare or with a portion of the assisted
living costs themselves? Thank You
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Medicare assistance for the elderly-price negotiable
From: neilzero-ga on 01 May 2004 11:07 PDT
If you have any more information on sliding scale insulin that may be
helpful and your city and state/country is essentual.   Neil
Subject: Re: Medicare assistance for the elderly-price negotiable
From: elamjraw-ga on 26 May 2004 08:26 PDT
OK, so i went to become a researcher because i saw your question, but
they are backed up so they won't allow me to answer your question in
the traditional sense. i just plan on answering your question through
the comments section.

To your question: I am a licensed Life and Health Insurance agent in
North Carolina, as well as a licensed Medicare Supplement and Long
Term Care Insurance Agent in North Carolina. This is how I am paying
for college. I decided to get my licenses to help out seniors like
your mother because of the plain fact that nobody was there to help
out my grandmother when she was at that point in life. So, the issue
at hand if I have it correct is will your mother be eligible for funds
from her Medicare Supplement? (Also known as Medigap Policy - fills
the gaps of Medicare.) And/Or how much can she be eligible for?

I have already drafted an answer to your question, but I need more
information to make sure I won?t lead you astray.

How many units of insulin is your mother taking?
What Medicare Supplement Policy does she have?
What state are you in?
Have you investigated Medicaid?
Does she have a Long Term Care policy?

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