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    How many hours of care are you allowed?

    My mom wanted me to ask this question. She's curious what other people are getting. If you are a quad, how many hours of care are you allowed a week?

    Thanks.

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    40.5 per week....i use about 12......c.b.a. (community based assistance) a medicaid/medicare prog. in tx
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    It would be important to know who is funding the PCA care. This makes a big difference in my experience.

    Worker's Comp?
    Private Insurance?
    Private Pay?
    Medicaid associated state/county program?
    Medicare (mostly for homebound)

    (KLD)

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    24/7 LPN hour care via nofault insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelman21
    My mom wanted me to ask this question. She's curious what other people are getting. If you are a quad, how many hours of care are you allowed a week? Thanks.
    It's usually not just a matter of being a quad, which then "allows" a set number of hours per quad. As mentined, the type of insurance will matter, as they may have their own eligibility/qualification criteria, and which may determine very different hours among quads.

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    8 hours/day paid for by Worker's Comp. Rest of time is unpaid. Jim is c5, complete but has complicating conditions, Insulin dependent diabetic and TBI.

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    w/cba here...it is a matter of para/quad

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    I'm allowed 40 hours per week. I only use about 33 hours. Just a matter of what you need hours for. State funded through program act 150 or something like that. I don't qualify for Medicaid or anything like that.

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    North Carolina Medicaid-

    I get 3 hours a day 7 days a week, up to 80 hours/month. I'm on the waiting list for what they call CAPS which allows 40 hrs/week.

    When I lived on Long Island, NY I got 12 hours/day 7 days/week on Medicaid.

    I'm a C5/6 quad.

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    I get funded thru VIHA(goverment funded - Canada). They do a personnal assesment for each person. I'm allowed 150hrs per month. Not all are used, so they might be cutting down the hours which would suck because I plan to move away from home soon and will be needing more hours than used now. C6 quad
    ~Ashley~

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