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My mother has a number of health issues, and I live two hours away. Is there a way to arrange for in-home care to help her with meals and her medications?

 

Question:  My mother has heart failure, blocked arteries, valve leaking and a weak heart. With the heart failure, some of the symptoms are confusion. I live two hours away, in Georgia, and have to work. Is there any assistance that she could receive with someone giving her medicine to her and making sure she eats? I have plans to move back home but I can't do it until next year.

Dr. Amy:  A home care provider can help your mother by going to her house every day, or a few times a week, for a few hours to help her with light housekeeping, meals, and to remind her to take her medication. Home Instead Senior Care, for example, provides this type of service and you can find a caregiver by checking out their web site at www.homeinstead.com. On the front page is a “Find Home Care” search engine. Low income individuals may be eligible for home care assistance through the government. You can call the Department of Human Services for more information. In Georgia, the toll free number in Georgia is 1-877-423-4746. They can tell you if your mother might qualify. I encourage you to follow up and get some form of service organized, since your mother’s confusion could prove hazardous to her health.

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