Hello, Benjamin from Brother’s Campfire here!
My Beloved’s return home been postponed and the next tentative out date is January 4th, 2022.
For those of you recently following, My Beloved had a significant stroke on December 2nd and she has been in the Hospital recovering.
She is a scrapper and has applied herself to physical, occupational, recreational, and speech therapy with ferocious vigor.
I am proud of her; today I helped her use a walker. She is not quite ready to use it though, but with assistance can get pretty far.
Tomorrow, I will be taking a class at the hospital to learn some skills for when she does come home such as wheel chair transfers, stair climbing, gait belt use and other tips we may need along the way.
A wheelchair will not be proscribed or provided. Fortunately, I can acquire two. I cannot imagine why not. I still believe in miracles, so we will be OK!
I was told the insurance companies call wheelchairs “outside care” or something to that effect. Life may look something like this for a person who cannot walk from a Google review I read today.
So far, I can afford one out of pocket if necessary, but my heart goes out to homebound people that might be out there because they cannot afford one or get assistance with repair.
There are a few charities that say they provide free wheelchairs and repairs and I am sure they do. However, I am leery about donations to charities.
Well, I am off to new learning experiences. If you have any information you would like to share to include links, please feel free to share in the comment section.