My mother has had rheumatoid arthritis for years and has had a wrist replacement. She was doing fine and was able to do things around the house and even cycled everyday for the past three or more years. Recently, her health has declined, making it hard for her to get out of bed, move, and do what she could before. We don't know what has caused her to get worse since she was was barely in pain and managing her symptoms perfectly before. We think it has something to do with an allergic reaction to her metal implant. Shortly after her decline she was fired from her job. I think this is in violation of EEO but I don't think I can do anything about that. Anyway, since we don't know if she'll get better and her age may keep her from working. I am only 23 and I have no idea how to handle this on my own (parent's are divorced and brother is very young). So she is unemployed and disabled, while I live out of state for school and work. What do I need to do? Is there insurance I need to look into? Home care? I'm so lost, this all happened so suddenly and I have no idea what I need to do.