I just found this forum and it’s been so helpful. My brother is 27 years old and was diagnosed with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. He lives in Florida and just was released from his third hospitalization in the past decade and with each episode things get worse for him. He’s taking medication now but without adequate support I don’t see him being able to sustain living independently… sometimes even just remembering to eat and drink during the day gets replaced by him getting sidetracked with things that seem very important to him at the time.
I would like him to come to Denver, CO where I live. His first choice is staying in Gainsville, FL but he’s open to Colorado.
I’m trying to walk with him through the process of signing up for Medicaid, Food Stamps, etc. It’s only been recently that I’ve been making enough money to be above poverty line myself and so the financial assistance I am able to give him is limited.
Can anyone recommend:
- Doctors in Gainsville and Denver (who accept Medicaid or see patients on a sliding-scale fee basis)
- Group housing options in Gainsville and Denver (again, would need a reduced cost basis)
Thank you SO so much for anything that you may be able to share! I’ve been searching the web and making phone calls and I am just exhausted and need help.