- Jun 8, 2011
- Sandy Springs
Personal Background: I am one of the fortunate few to be a 10 year survivor of ALS (truly blessed). VA currently authorizes me 13 hours of home health aid services per week and am being evaluated for an additional 3 hours. Given my current physical condition I fully expect to be granted the additional hours. Can anyone provide input concerning additional Medicare home health aide assistance, if any? Also, a friend mentioned home health aid service through hospice. His acquaintance on hospice kept being reevaluated for home health aid services every three months until passing a year later. Although I am 84 years young I don't expect to croak in the next 6 months in order to qualify for hospice. Not much expectation in this area but thought I would throw it out there just in case. I have been exceptionally thankful for VA in particular and for Medicare in general for their care./thanks!