Caregiver for someone getting a bone marrow transplant

Posted by prayers4family @prayers4family, Oct 20, 2019

My mother needs a bone marrow transplant And a full time caregiver after the procedure. Are they caregiving resources out there that can help?

Hi @prayers4family and welcome to Connect. I look forward to getting to know more about you. Why or for what condition does your mother need a bone marrow transplant? Is she a Mayo Clinic patient? Will she be having an autologous transplant (cells from her body) or allogeneic transplant (cells from a donor)?

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I don't know much about bone marrow transplants so I can't speak to that specifically, but assuming you are in the US, most health insurance companies will assign a care coordinator for someone with such a serious medical situation. You might give them a call to see what is / is not covered and see if they can help you find the right care providers that are in-network and would be covered by her insurance. Also, if you are employed and have access to an Employee Assistance Program, you might give them a call. They are getting more and more savvy about the issues of folks like us helping our parents with declining health, so they might be able to help too. Sending good wishes to both you and your Mom.

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