What housing options are available for my mother who is on Medicaid?
My mother has been ill and in hospital or nursing hm. since October '09. She is on Medicaid. What are housing options are available to her? She has been improving healthwise and her mind is back to where it was pre-Oct. She can walk with a walker 1 person assisting, and can go to the bathroom alone "if she makes it". She has had many incontinence accidents, but they are mostly due to aides unable to help her fast enough. She has pressure sores on both heels, which started in Jan. '09 and needs to have wound care. Since Medicaid kicked in, we have had to pay her last month's rent, and give up her apartment. We have no room to store her things and are planning to throw most of it away. She will have a monthly $45 stipend to live on - all other money goes to the government. Since her health and mental acuity continues to improve, I'm confounded by what type of housing she will be able to consider. If she must be sentenced to the remainder of her life, I would rather see her in a private room, so she can have some little corner where she can feel secure and somewhat independent. I am having much trouble finding such a place.