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Caregiver denial


desperatelyseekingsusan

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Hello, 

We applied for Caregiver Support (PCACF) for me to care for my husband 100% VA disabled: PTSD, REM behavior sleep disorder, obstructive sleep apnea, prostate CA

Most recent diagnosis is vascular dementia, for which we applied for PCACF.

His symptoms are mild at this point as far as he can do his personal cares himself, although I strongly encourage a daily shower and changing out of PJs at some point during the day…

The denial letter states that he is able to drive, which he absolutely cannot as reported to his VA doctor by neuro psyche. Also, there is no mention that I manage all his medications: ordering, doling them out, and reminding him to take at the right time (blood thinner).

What do you suggest as the next move? Appeal? 
 

I’m appreciative of any help.

 

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First of all, driving is not considered an activity of daily living by PCAFC. Altough medication management is considered a ADL for the grant of Aid & attendance, it is not consdered one of the seven ADLs in the PCAFC program.

You shot yourself in the foot when you made the following statement. "His symptoms are mild at this point as far as he can do his personal cares himself, although I strongly encourage a daily shower and changing out of PJs at some point during the day…"

I suggest that you re read the qualifications required to enter the program.

Also, I have written much about the PCAFC ins, outs and appeals at my web site if you care to take a look.    

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