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By JaneB1943 On 2012.01.08 16:32
I posted this yesterday on the caregiver forum, but I've had no responses, so I thought I'd put it here, as well.

My husband has a form of Parkinsonism that has resulted in severe cervical and spinal dystonia. He is still able to walk with the aid of a rolling walker. I'm trying to get him placed in a hospice program, but I was told yesterday by the social worker that Medicare regulations require him to not be "walking." Does anyone know specifically what the Medicare requirements are, and what is their definition of non-ambulatory?

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