Family and Caregiver Schizophrenia Discussion Forum

Long Term Residential Care - Have you found a good option?


#1

I’m looking to hear from people who have managed to find an affordable/subsidized long-term residential care option for their adult schizophrenic family member. Ideally a monitored environment where meals and medications are provided. Could be a nursing home, group home, hospital, etc.

Please share your state and experience, I’m open to going pretty much anywhere if it means a better living situation for my relative.


#2

I have wondered the same and I bet it is tied to their resources, insurance and if there is a guardianship in place.

Good luck.


#3

No guardianship in this case because the patient is still physically healthy and can make minor day to day decisions for themselves. They do qualify for SSI + Medicaid.

I have resources to contribute a reasonable amount towards care, but I can’t seem to find anything in between awful state funded hospitals and private voluntary hospitals that charge $9000 per month.


#4

Florida has some assisted living facilities for those with mental illness, but the person has to be willing to live there and be receiving SSI/SSDI. Also must be stable on meds. If the person has no where else to live, and cannot live independently, some facilities will get the SSI/SSDI applications done. One facility I know has shared rooms for $600 per month.


#5

I’ve been wondering the same. Recommendations appreciated.