Help me get someone else to help my mom.
June 27, 2012 2:51 PM Subscribe
I'd like to have some one-time physical assistance/qualified help on hand to help my disabled mother go down a flight of stairs, but what kind of service should I be looking for, and how do I contact them?
posted by redsparkler to Health & Fitness (16 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My mother has been temporarily wheelchair bound as she waits for an upcoming surgery. I've volunteered to take her to a doctor's appointment (My car sits lower to the ground than her vehicle), but she's been living on the second floor of her home, and I don't feel safe being the person that helps her down an entire flight of stairs.
She tried to get out of the wheelchair and use the stairs during my last visit, but it didn't work at all. She seems to be experiencing intense pain with even the lightest weight placed on her hip, and I really don't think I can support her weight during the whole descent.
I've told her this and suggested that she talk to someone at the doctor's office about it, but she hasn't followed through with it. If I know exactly what kind of service we need, I'm guessing it'll be easier to get it lined up with her insurance/Medicare/whatever.
I can't imagine that it would take more than half an hour's work to get her out of the house and into the vehicle. I wouldn't mind being able to have them come back in a couple hours to help her back up the stairs, either, although my father will be home by then, and she thinks that will be enough.