We want to move our 93 y/o mom to a nursing home but she can't afford the entire monthly cost. Where do we go for financial help?

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Make the most of this time. You will treasure it always.
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Thank you so much, Lois.
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I wish you peace during this time.
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I want to thank you ALL for all of your help and support during the past week. You'll never know how comforting it is to know that there ARE people out there who care and have been through this same thing. You are such a blessing! We moved my mother to Trillium/Faith Hospice Thursday evening. We were told that we have a week left with her.....God bless you all on your own personal journeys. Remember that he's with you every step of the way and sends angels (like you!) when you need them the most.
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All responders had great information. With a focus on Home and Community Services in eldercare these days, you may just be okay if you can well document the time and expense you and your family put into caring for your mom. Elderlaw attorneys are a good bet as well as any local area aging services access points.
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My husband and I are taking care of my brother who has no insurance and just had several toes removed. We are footing all meds and doctors visits. We need help is there any assistance we could possibly apply for?
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If her spouse or if she was a Veteran look into the VA Aid and Attendance benefit. It may cover $1000.00 to 2000.00 a month towards her care from Home Care to Skilled Nursing.
Does she need skilled care? You may want to look into Assisted Living which is cheaper and most have Aging in Place which will assist her through hospice if needed.
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I am not sure where you live, in Iowa we have a program to help with nursing home care. I would encourage you to check with your local Area Agency on Aging.
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Thank you, Austin, for the idea about contacting a social worker. I hadn't thought of that. I will keep you in my prayers as you continue to crawl through all that paperwork. It doesn't sound like fun at all. And you're right - I hope that I, too, can be a help to others as my husband's siblings and I begin this journey together. Keep your chin up.
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You got great information I will add have the social worker assist you I was in the process of applying for medicaide when my husband passed away and one day while with the social worker-I just burst into tears and she did help me a lot-I did go to an Elder lawyer and had to pay him a retainer of 5 hrs and only used a little over 1 hrs and he was going to pay me back but I said I probably need him for things pertaining to my husbands' death and I will make an appointment to make a new will and probably have some things to ask him about. Medicaide is a hassel but what I did was work on some each day and am doing the same with all the paperwork I have to do now to get his insurance and other stuff. This site is so great whatever problem that comes up in life others have gone through the same-just think you will be able to help others after you have suffered through this.
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