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    Red face Anybody out in Texas that can give me some advice?

    I live out in Southern California and was looking at the homes and prices out in Texas and they are very affordable besides very attractive. The thing is I need to know what type of help does the state of Texas offer to disabled people? Does it offer SSI, Medi-Cal, in-home supportive services (IHSS) where my wife can still continue to be my provider like she has been doing for the past six years? The reason I'm asking is because I know that in other states they don't want the spouse to be the provider of the person in question instead they want somebody that is not a family member to be the provider but I would need for my wife to continue being my provider if we do move out to Texas. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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    I'm not in Texas, and this doesn't have much to do with your question, but my advice is avoid Texas at all costs. Texas is the pinnacle of the Axis of Evil.
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    May I ask why?

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    You may not. Well, OK. For starters it seems to spawn malignantly ignorant politicians hellbent on the destruction of all that is good, and their rabid fans. My experience with the surly locals has been less than pleasant. Every time I fly through there my plain gets delayed, and they try to trap me in their evil state. Their claim that eveything is bigger there hints at a bunch of cowboys with microscopic... members trying to compensate. And you know what they say Texas is full of, steers and queeee... uh.. queen bees(?) And I for one have no tolerance for those depraved, looney steers.
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    Thanks for letting me know but I think the politician problem is all over the nation it's not just there. For example here in California it's Arnold Schwarzenegger who is trying to cut down on funds for the disabled and on the IHSS services etc. etc. so really no matter where you go there has to be someone stuck up trying to do bad for the others. Now that I know your experiences as far as the plane goes and other things I need to know some answers to my questions in regards to the financial help for the disabled people that Texas offers

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    getting ANY type help while in the state of texas was [the past year] and still is tough...but my son wants to go to a certain school there and loves all the state has to offer otherwise...anyhow, it would seem their way of medical/disability programs vary county to county---and there's lots of them, with many, many people in need---let me put it this way, i still haven't got anywhere w/ finding a few hours pca for my son [good thing his roomies are his friends]through ilc/voc reh/etc.--when i learned it's a state that does not cover leg braces, let alone repair/adjustment of for anyone over 18, well it pissed me off, how in the hell can that be dictated...
    anyhow, i wrote the 211, info number in another thread a few months ago. search my posts. imo, you best research the area your looking at but tx does have some beautiful areas, both country and outside some cities and most people were for real/cool, we've a few friends now family to us/vise versa.
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    btw, it's not an easy feat to find physician as new patient and just medicaid.
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    Thanks for the info I know how it is when searching for a physician it's hard out here in Southern California as well when you are just on Medi-Cal and the doctors you get you mostly have to teach them what ever we need as far as medication goes, supplies, and so on. I know I will have to look really good and research that area really well to make sure there are hospitals close by, if there are any repair places for my wheelchair, and any repair shops for my special equipped van in case I run into problems.

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    here's the #-

    "I was looking for something and came across notes and phone numbers when I was searching for answers here in Texas, instead of the 211 you can call if my notes are correct (lol), 800 448 3927, that is the number I have below the 211 w/ "if you need to talk to a specialist, you can call...)."
    "I want to make a difference! However small it may be~ as long as it's a positive one, then this is what my life will have been about and I will go knowing I did my best.~ T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myc0
    You may not. Well, OK. For starters it seems to spawn malignantly ignorant politicians hellbent on the destruction of all that is good, and their rabid fans. My experience with the surly locals has been less than pleasant. Every time I fly through there my plain gets delayed, and they try to trap me in their evil state. Their claim that eveything is bigger there hints at a bunch of cowboys with microscopic... members trying to compensate. And you know what they say Texas is full of, steers and queeee... uh.. queen bees(?) And I for one have no tolerance for those depraved, looney steers.
    LOL MyCo ..

    Tekniko, of course you do realize my friend MyCo is just teasing ya. He is still a lovable guy.

    I live in Texas. I live in the southwest part of it and you will find that there are all kinds of people and places that you will love too. In my area we have had a bit of a problem with flooding for the past few weeks though. We will be hopefully be getting more aid from FEMA for our losses. The state is pretty large and there is SSI to cover many of our needs. So far, I have had providers sent to help me whenever I have been released from the hospital. My doctor(s) call the social workers at the hospitals and they help to get all the neccessary paperwork done for me. I have some really good doctors that have understood my personal situtation and worked with it very well. Of course, you do meet some dr that are not that good or will help you much.

    I have heard that there are people who have had a relative care for them at home and if I am not mistaken, they do get paid. Not sure of this of course. In my city, there are a lot of in home health care agencies and they do work pretty well to get you started as soon as possible. There is also a program that the state does offer .. it is called CBA. You do have to be on a home health care program in the meantime while they have your name on the list. It may take a while to get the program to cover you but it is well worth it. They do help modify your home/rooms for accessibility. They do pay your provider more than the other agencies do too. There is also a program by the state for those who have need for transportation to their medical appointments. If you are on Medicaid, you will be eligible. They give you a number to call to set up a pick up for your appointment date and they will also take you back home. All in all, I do believe that this state will offer you good help just as other states do. The thing is for you to check where you will find a place where you will be happy too. The weather is different in all areas. My city is known as the "Sun City" and winter is not so cold either. It may be different this year I think. We had not flooding like this in the longest time ever. Hope it doesn't change.

    I guess you do need to do more research on the different parts of this state so you can make a good decision on where to re-locate to. Also, doing some google searches might help you find more info on what is offered in this state for your personal needs.

    I hope you do find a good area and are happy here if you do decide to make the move .. Wish you luck and welcome you to Texas.

    Raven

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