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We are caregivers of a 88 year old man, trying to get help to put Dad in Assisted living. We do not have the funds to pay because we are only on Social Security. We try to get a Social Worker to help us. In a cruel way he told me that Dad must be admitted in hospital and that we do not want him home. This is cruel and cold to me. My bet if he was a illegal they would help us and put him in the best place. I do not understand why our system is so cold and cruel, I feel we were kicked in butt by Social Services no one willing to help to do it right. 
No one since to understand the pressure put on caregivers and no help given to them. Dad been living with us for 40 years, we have done right by him. But the State will not help us unless we do the following above. 
Why do you find assisted living for a parent without getting money out of us? How do you put your parent who short term memory is getting shorter. His health care, doctors, and pills are increasing. We have no nurse, family, or anyone who is helping. We lived in a town call Pahrump most doctors are in Las Vegas. That is something 50 to 60 miles one way for us, no help on gas either. 
All we asked is help in placing Dad with maybe a third person to help us talk to Dad to make him understand how overwhelmed we are, and that he would have more help and a better care than we can give him now.
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It's so hard and emotionally draining being a caregiver. Sounds like you could use some help or just a break once in awhile. With my father in law, we were approved a C.N.A. Come to our house a few days a week and help. My suggestion would be to apply for low income insurance or stare assistance besides Medicare. In Arizona it's called ACCHS and you just apply where you apply for food stamps etc. We finally got my father in law to a home, not a nursing home but a home with caregivers 24/7. It's close by and he was approved because he was low income. He was given a case workers who helps with everything he needs. Your dad is very fortunate to have you, good luck. Please let me know if I can help in anyway.
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