This is my first post here and I must say there are a lot of people who are having a rough time with W/C! My son who is 22 was blown off a 2 story building while his crew was laying 82 foot long rolls of insulation and he landed on concrete to boot. He fractured 3 vertebrae L-1-L3 with L-3 a burst fracture (meaning exploded) Plus both heals were completely shattered. He now sports a cage which is the replacement for the L-3 along with rods from T-12 to L-4 PLUS both feet have had to be plated and multiple screws used to put them back together. The left one needed a bone graph because it was so mangled. A couple pics below to give you an idea.
It has now been just over a month and he is home with me now. He has a pain level of 0 and is on the Duragesic 25Mcg every three days.
The case manager has been so professional and efficient. The logistics were completed the day before he came home. Meaning an up to code handicap ramp built, a hospital bed and all the components which are involved when you can't put weight on your feet for 6 weeks. So I am his caregiver until then Also the day he came home his first reembursment check was in the mailbox too! We have no problem when she ASKED if she would be able to sit in during the doctor's appointment. I look at it this way, we have nothing to hide or nothing to say that she wouldn't be told anyway.
Remember, yes she is paid by the Insurance company, BUT she is there to make everything easy for you to get done or ask you if you need anything else. She is the one who told me to get the prescription for the caregiver! she is the one who set up the nurses who come to take his Pro-time to make sure his blood is thin enough she is the one who set up the PT and also OT therapists. So, I'm all for her helping me out.
That is a question I would like to ask, Anyone know what the going rate is for caregivers compensation? Thanks