How do I get Medicaid to understand a medical necessity for long-term care?
My mom is in a rehab hospital now. She can barely walk as she had a hip replacement go bad. She now has only a temporary hip and cannot get around without a walker and barely at that. She had both knees replaced as well as a shoulder replaced twice. At the current time she can lift neither arm above her shoulders. She has began to behave erratically and say things that are strange and untrue. She had medications all over her house, some bing spilt, etc. She has no idea what medications she had taken or not. She cannot bathe herself and has already knocked the temporary joint out-of-place and going to an emergency room.
I applied for medicaid long-term and was told she qualified easily for income. Then i was told she did NOT qualify as medically necessary. i do not understand this at all. She is at risk to fall at any time and has done so many times int he past year. I worry tremendously about her health. I am at wits-end and do not know what to do. Has anyone been here before?