posted on Jul, 25 2010 @ 01:06 PM
reply to post by aero56
Sorry to hear about your husband, it's a tough, sad situation. I went through a similar situation with my husband who came down with
alzheimers in his fifties, it took us all by surprise and broke our hearts.
A question for you:
Did your husband serve in any branch of the military, the Reserves, the Natl. Guard ever? If so the VA does cover home care. The coverage varies
from state to state. Texas VA sends a home care person over for 3 hours a day, Indiana may differ.
A couple of tips:
Home Depot sells a door/window alarm for fourteen dollars, runs on batteries, no need to plug in. Just stick it on the door and every time he wants
to wander when your back is turned you can count on the alarm to let you know.
There are also bed alarms that wake you when he gets out of bed in the middle of the night. The kind I used had a long cord with an alligator clip
that you attach to his pajamas. The cord is attached by magnets to the base which is on the nightstand. Whenever he gets out of bed the magnet is
pulled off of the base and the alarm goes off. These are more expensive (forty to seventy dollars) and are carried by medical suppliers.
Most importantly, don't forget to take care of yourself, for both of your sakes, 'cause if you get rundown you won't be able to care for him. I
hope someone in your family can help give you some off time.
Take care, u2u me anytime,
Note: As for the national healthcare coverage, I don't expect it to cover any more than it does now. If ya'lls income is low enough he may qualify
for Medicaid. It covers many things that medicare doesn't.
[edit on 7/25/2010 by seentoomuch]