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Mental Illness – Primary Caregiver Survival Tips

Family to Family, Person to Person, Caregiver to Caregiver

Financial

 

Medical

  • Disability
    • SSDI (or SDI) is Social Security
    • SSI is not Social Security (could it get any more confusing?)
    • Administered for mental illness in different ways at different times?
    • Income benefit
    • Medical benefit
  • Medicaid – expanded in Kentucky under the ACA (means tested)
    • May be worth the time to check
    • An “Authorized Representative” is allowed on internet applications
  • Medicare
  • Prescription drugs
  • Professional Access
    • Seven Counties/BridgeHaven/WellSpring – Medicaid required?  Private insurance accepted?  Private pay reasonable?  Ask 10 people; get 10 different answers – why is this so confusing?
    • The Couch (immediate mental healthcare – cash only)
  • Housing

(http://www.kypa.net/uploads/PCH_Report.pdf)

(http://acokentucky.wordpress.com/)

(http://acokentucky.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/2012personal-care-homes-report-part-1-of-3.pdf)

(http://chfs.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/380460D9-FF83-4950-97E1-006F85A2AAB4/0/PersonalCareHomeDirectory.pdf)

 

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