How do you get an elder into a nursing home; can a doctor be the one to put the patient in the nursing home?

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if there is no one to care for them and they cannot live on their own? How does the bill get paid?

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A doctor can put have a person go to a nursing home from a hospital. If she is at home, you could use your doctor as a help, if she is resistant. Sometimes they can convince people of the need.

But generally, you find the home you want, and get on a list if there is one. Then, when they have a room, you do the paperwork and get her in.

To pay, they will use her assets, and it sounds like she will go on Medicaid shortly if she isn't there already. Once her assets are gone, Medicaid pays the bill, so make sure the nursing home takes Medicaid residents. Most have to take a portion of them, if they are non-profits, but I don't think private ones do.

If she has few assets, you should call your county Social Security people and start the process of getting her to qualify for Medcaid.

Good luck. This isn't fun, I know.
Carol
Thank you Carol,

I am so new to any of this kind of planning, so I appreciate the wisdom of those who know better. Thanks again. Sarah
MY AUNT HAS SEVERE LUPUS AND HER DR. WANTS HER TO GO TO A NURSING HOME SO SHE CAN STRONGER MEDICATION BECAUSE THE PAIN IS GETTING SO BAD AND HE TOLD HER THAT IS THE ONLY THING HE CAN DO FOR HER WE LIVE IN OHIO HER HUSBAND IS DECEASED AND NO CHILDREN I AM HER MEDICAL POWER OF ATTORNEY AND I AM NOW ILL BUT SHE IS REFUSING TO GO SHE IS FALLING I AM AT MY WHITTS END ALL OF THE BURDEN IS LAYING ON ME I WAS WONDERING IF THERE IS ANY HELP TO MAKE HER GO SO SHE CAN GET THE CARE SHE NEEDS ANY ANSWERS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED THANK YOU.
can you still see and get scripts from your own physician when you go into nursing home?
Kennyg, is your aunt able to get around on her own, other than the pain?
She might be able to do assisted living if you can find one that can work with the doctor on the meds??

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