A single mom and her medically fragile son recently moved from Georgia to Colorado in a bid to gain more coverage for his care.
The medical benefits under Colorado Medicaid have made the move worthwhile.
“It’s like night and day,’’ Sarah Allen, the mother, said Monday of the coverage options in her new home state. “It’s a massive difference.”
Allen, whose plight was featured in an August GHN article, says that now her son, Aidan, qualifies under Colorado Medicaid for 24/7 nursing care in the home.
While in Marietta, Allen had spent her days caring for Aidan, 3, all the while facing the prospect of becoming homeless.
Born prematurely with a malformed brain, Aidan has multiple health conditions, including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, obstructive sleep apnea and cortical visual impairment. He also has enlarged ventricles, scarring on his brain, and a mild form of microcephaly.
Aidan is fed through a tube 22 hours a day. He can’t sit up by himself and gets around with help from a wheelchair.
It was an around-the-clock job for Allen to care for him.
She battled for