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My brother had a stroke on Wed Oct 12, He was unemployed and had no insurance. He has no mobility on the right side of his body. Speech is slured. The hospital is pressuring us to sign him out, but no one can take care of him full time. They said they can not find a bed in a rehab. I don't think they are trying because he doesn't have insurance. I need some direction as to what to do/say. We've applied for SSI and Medicare, but I'm told it will take over a year.
Sorry to hear about your situation. You could look into Medicaid, but your brother would have to give up everything financial except I believe his car and no more than $2,000. His wife's finances don't affect him getting it or he can give all his money to someone in the family until he gets better.
I know it is drastic, but may be an option, since physical therapy and speech therapy are very IMPORTANT especially in the first 6 months after having a stroke.
Take care and please keep us posted on your progress.
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