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When you get married you intend to be there for each other, through thick and thin, in sickness and in health. When my wife of 63 years got sick, I took care of her for as long as I could. But when she broke her hip and stopped eating it was unsafe for her to stay at home, I knew that I had promised to be there and to make sure she had what she needed. It was not an easy decision, to be honest it broke my heart, but I knew that if my wife did not get the care she needed, I would not be taking care of her. She needed to go into the hospital, where they gave her a feeding tube and she was later discharged to a nursing home. One thing no one talks about is what happens to the family when someone goes into a nursing home. First thing is that medicare does not pay for it. Nursing home care is extremely expensive, and without the help and guidance of my attorney, I would have been wiped out. But, because my attorney is knowledgeable and took the time to listen to me and what was important to me, he was able to guide me through the treacherous waters of the Medicaid laws. Knowing that my home and my future were protected I was able to focus on what was most important to me, my lovely bride. My wife told me that she hated the feeding tube, I knew that without it she would not last very long. So, I got permission from the facility to let me cook food for my wife, you know the food she always loved, and they showed me how to make sure the food was just right and to help her learn how to eat again. Now she is able to eat the food I make her and she is doing much better.Now I can visit with my bride every day, focusing on her and not worrying, knowing that she is getting the care that she needs, and knowing that I can always be there for her.

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