Discharged From Rehab: Is Your Loved One Really Ready?
One of the things that we hear (a lot) from clients is how panicked they are when a loved one that has been in rehab is being suddenly discharged - but the family doesn't think they're really ready to go home - or, even worse, the family is told that their loved one is being discharged but needs 24/7 care or supervision.
Very few families are ready for this. The logistics of getting care for a person in a home environment may seem easy (just hire someone!), but most families, when faced with the cost, realize that this is not a long-term solution. That's when the questions start:
- Should you quit your job, to care for your loved one?
- Should you hire someone anyway, even if you (or they) can't afford it long-term?
- What benefits might be available to pay for care?
- How long will it take for benefits to kick in?
- What happens if benefits aren't enough - or if there are no benefits available?
Timing: Seeking Answers Before Your Loved One Is Discharged From Rehab Is Crucial
It is important to understand that Medicare will generally not cover the costs of the care your loved one needs in the event they are discharged from rehab and need care at home. This is, almost always, an out-of-pocket cost - and in many cases, run into thousands of dollars a month.
The good news is: there are almost always solutions. The first key is getting good legal advice, the second key is to get it as soon as possible.
Bad Advice Leads To Bad Results
You know this already. However, every day the cost of bad advice families receive from professionals (even attorneys, financial planners, hospital staff and nurshing home staff), the internet, or other well-meaning persons leads to expensive (and bad) results. The problem is, the web of benefits and payments is complex, and requires specialized legal knowledge to get the best result.
We Can Save Your Loved One Thousands Of Dollars
Our office has the specialized legal knowledge necessary to get the best result when you are faced with this difficult and stressful dilemma. Even better? The cost of our services is often much less than you would expect.
You won't know until you come in and see us - find out today what we can do to help you through this stressful time.
Contact the Family & Aging Law Center today:
The information in this blog post is not intended to be, nor should it be, construed as legal advice. It is for informational purposes only. For advice, specific to your situation, consult with a qualified attorney.