Hi all, I am new and VERY grateful to have found this site!
My 88 yr. old father-in-law (FIL) was recently hospitalized with acute bronchitis, a bowel obstruction and suffered a heart attack while hospitalized. He will be going for 20 days of rehab before he is released. The family, including myself, feel as if he will be unable to go home alone and care for himself any longer. I am an RN (looking for work), and the family thinks it might be best if he comes and lives here with his loving family instead of being placed in a nursing home.
My question is: Will his private insurance pay for a family member to be his nurse?
He had a home health care nurse coming out to his home and her services were paid through the insurance. Just an aside: the estate is willing to pay me for my services, but if he has private insurance, shouldn't my services be reimbursable?
I have absolutely no idea where to start looking for info on the topic, so ANY AND ALL thoughts, responses are welcomed.
VA Aid and Attendance Special Pension requires form VA Form 21-526. That form number is the keyword to Google on. Your local American Legion hall should have a member or volunteer to help you complete the forms. It's worth it. If the Veteran needs help with 2 or more ADL's the special pension will pay up to approx. $1,500/month. Current and surviving spouses are also eligible.
Excluding a house and car, assets must be less than $80,000. There is no limit on income, however the costs of care must be higher than income.
Last edit by CabanaDay on Feb 26, '11