I am scheduled to see a home health care provider in the morning for assessment of my case as I think I am approved for 2 or 3 days a week. I think their services cost far less than regular therapy sessions which seem to be in the thousands for a month of visits, about 8 sessions or 2 a week.
I think they charge that much because of Medicare and your insurance pays without questions. So, I will see what home care charges for their two or three days a week. I think it's only 2 hours each day. Since I need little help with items like cutting toe nails, a little cleaning of the areas I use but can't get on my knees to get it done they may be glad to have me as a patient I hope.
On the other hand over my 4 plus years I have learned that anything associated with stroke survivor is not cheap. I thought about a walk in tub/shower and the price was thru the roof. It's like they want to remodel your bathroom and charge you for it. I can't even take my own tub out let them install theirs and I finish the job. Oh no they can't do that.
I found out I can get the same walk in tub/shower from Direct Buy cash and carry to install myself at a fraction of the cost they quoted me. I'll just keep what I got now and make do as I have for almost 5 years.
If the home care doesn't work out I'll just keep going to the military gym on the base since I drive myself everywhere. The regular therapy people told me I was doing better than the people they were seeing so I should tell my PCP I don't need therapy, OT or PT, isn't that something to tell a patient looking for therapy?
I would think every person needing home care doesn't have to be totally unable to care for themselves and I hope that is not the rule, but I will know tomorrow. Sometimes you just need someone to work with you even on your exercises and stretching your arm and leg.
Defeat is not the worst failures. Not to have tried is the true failure in my mind. I feel I still need a little help to get better and better in my walking and doing things for myself. My left arm/hand is getting harder and harder for me to use it.