My mom had a minor fall. She wasn’t injured at all. The AL facility insisted she be taken by ambulance to the ER to be checked out. When she got ready to leave, the ER doctor told me that the AL facility refused to have her return. Her behavior had declined. She was verbally aggressive and used profanity, but was never physically aggressive or abusive. I had her to her primary care doctor and he had just changed her medication a few days before. The hospital admitted her for safety reasons. After four days of evaluation by doctors and the psychiatric team, the moved her to a secure floor. Medically there’s nothing wrong with her. She has memory problems. The diagnosis that I received was Alzheimer’s/Dementia. I already knew that. Mom is ambulatory, can feed herself and use the bathroom without assistance. The Social Worker at the hospital is trying to find another AL facility. Mom makes too much money to qualify for Medicaid, which wouldn’t assist with AL anyway. Her diagnosis isn’t enough to qualify her for Skilled Nursing Care. My husband and I have tried having her live with us and I almost had a nervous breakdown. Her income is about $1600 a month before deductions. She’s in that wonderful place of making too much money and not having enough. My sisters and I aren’t in a financial situation to where we could pay very much, maybe an additional $400 a month, towards Mom’s care. Three of us are retired, and one has children in college. We’re at a loss as to where to go from here. My oldest sister is going blind, one sister is recovering from a bad marriage and can barely manage herself and the third is still working full time and isn’t able to. I’m sick at the thought of all this, and am wondering if there’s any solution. Anyone have suggestions?