What steps need to be taken to get my Grandmother on the Medicaid waiver list?
My grandmother is 97 yrs old and was recently hospitalized for paralysis of her esophagus. She can no longer eat by mouth and is fed through a feeding tube. She has other heath issues such as suffering from dementia, being confined to a wheelchair and heart issues that requires her to have a pacemaker. After she left the hospital she was sent to a rehabilitation facility to recuperate. She can't return home without 24hr care, but there is no money for nursing home or in-home care. My grandmother does receive social security and gets a retirement check, however this is not enough to cover the monthly expenses that are needed for her care. She owns a home that isn't paid off, but it hasn't been kept up and is un-rentable and in my opinion un-sellable. The social worker at her rehab said to just let the home go in to foreclosure, but I don't agree with that guidance. Is there any protection for her home? What should I do in order to get her on the Medicaid waiver list? We live in the state of Maryland.