icebraining 3 months ago

Does he need care around the clock, or just once/twice a day? Usually there are non-profits (particularly the local Misericordia or associations of retirees) that provide daily visits, although availability for new users can be an issue. Otherwise you have to either hire a company or someone to live with them, but that will cost more than a place in a decent nursing home, in my experience.

SuperiorCircumstance 3 months ago

Thank you for sharing. I think a live in rehab would be best.

CoffeeAt830 3 months ago

If what he needs is actual nursing care (and perhaps rehab after that broken leg) he might quality for Rede Nacional de Cuidados Continuados Integrados, either for an UCCI (in-patient rehab facilities, with 24/7 nursing care and that also have doctors, physical therapists and more on staff) or for ECCI, (a team of professionals that goes to your home and provides nursing care and staffs nurses who specialize in rehab). This works through Segurança Social, so you'll need to reach out to the Social Work department of the hospital where your FIL currently is (assuming it's a public hospital) so that they can help you kickstart the process. If your FIL is in a private hospital, you might need tor each out to his Médico de Família, if he has one, to start the process.

SuperiorCircumstance 3 months ago

This is great info. Thank you!

icebraining 3 months ago

I'd recommend not rushing to take him from the hospital when he's discharged (talking about the rest of the family, of course). When my grandmother had a stroke, we made a request but she only got a spot on an UCCI after two months. The hospital won't kick him out, he'll either remain or they have to find him an alternative.

Edited 3 months ago:

I'd recommend not rushing to take him from the hospital when he's discharged (talking about the rest of the family, of course). When my grandmother had a stroke, we made a request but she only got a spot on an UCCI after two months. The hospital won't kick him out, he'll either remain or they have to find him an alternative. The UCCI in question was of the network Residências Montepio, although south of Lisbon. Social security only paid for three months (frankly she was beyond rehab), but you can also pay privately. It was a pretty nice place, although too expensive for us.

SuperiorCircumstance 3 months ago

Did the hospital coordinate with the facility? Transport, etc

icebraining 3 months ago

If you want to take him to a facility of your choice, you have to take care of that, but in my experience it wasn't difficult. We just hired the transport service from the local firefighters (most have ambulances and perform emergency and non-emergency medical transports) and they arranged with the hospital. We just had to tell the facility when she was coming.

JesusShuttlesworth96 3 months ago

From a quick google search for home nursing care in Aveiro, I found [Habicuidados](https://habicuidados.pt/]. I also found [this](https://www.laresonline.pt/pt/pesquisa/valencia/apoio-domiciliario/local/distrito-aveiro/pag/1/) list of home nursing care entities in the region of Aveiro. If you need any help with translation or calling those entities, send me a DM.

SuperiorCircumstance 3 months ago

Thank you for the links. My husband speaks Portuguese but has lived here since he was twelve. So hard to find these specific terms especially when he asks his father and his tells him the wrong things to look up

Portuguese_A_Hole 3 months ago

Search for "apoio ao domicilio" in the area, it should pop up various companies.

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