Whether adult children with brain damage qualify for home health services depends on several factors, including the individual’s specific medical condition, their needs, and the healthcare system and regulations in their state. Some key points to consider for eligibility are: a medical assessment, a doctor’s recommendation, insurance coverage, state regulations, functional assessment, the age and dependence of the adult child, and financial considerations. A comprehensive care plan will typically be developed based on the individual’s specific needs and goals. This plan outlines the types and frequency of home health services required.
Martha’s cancer led her to seek home care services for her son
In the video below, Martha tells her story about becoming sick with cancer and eligible for home health services for her adult child with brain damage. Watch the video below or view on YouTube.
Martha and Lonzell’s Story
Martha was able to care for her son with brain damage until her illness
Video Testimonial Transcript
Martha: Lonzell, my son, was first. And then when I got cancer, that’s when I started getting services. Lonzell needs services because he can’t walk and use his hands at all, he’s incontinent, brain damage, and so he can’t do anything for himself. So, we need services fo me, to help me with him cause, I’m sick myself so I really need you know, help. Cooking, cleaning, washing, trash, making beds, everything almost.
I love Advantage, that’s why I have been with them so many years, cause I love the workers they send out. I love Donna, I love Cheryl, I love Shaunda. But I love Advantage period. I love em. When I had problems I would call Donna. And if I need this, or I need gloves, or I need this or that, then she would help me with it. Or Roshandre would help me with it or Cheryl would hel me with it. They always help me with whatever I need, they was there. I’ve been with them so long you know it’s like, I’m just close to them, I just likes them.
Lonzell loves Naudia, we done had Naudia twice, my son loves her to death. I love her too. Naudia’s a sweet person. He only want to get out of the bed when Naudia is here. Cause she keeps him happy. She tells him jokes. She keep him laughing all day long. You know, she just a good person.
Lonzell: “Very caring about me. And I love her to death. I anib’t gonna lie to you. I love her to death! My favorite. My favorite! And some good food. She always got me laughing. That’s one thing I love about her. She’s like a very good family.
Martha: “ We just want to stay with Advantage. We don’t wanna go nowhere. We’ve been with Advantage a lifetime, we don’t want nobody else. Cause when Advantage goes away, Naudia goes away.
Lonzell: “We don’t want that. I don’t want that.”
To determine if an adult child with brain damage qualifies for home health services, it’s crucial to consult with a healthcare provider, such as a primary care physician, neurologist, or specialist, who can assess their needs and guide them through the eligibility process. Additionally, contacting local healthcare agencies such as Advantage Home Care or insurance providers will help clarify the specific requirements and available services in their area.