So mom has been in the NH with her Medicaid application pending and we received a call from the business office telling us that mom had about $2,200 over the limit and we needed to do a spend down in order for her to qualify. We signed over her life insurance policies to the funeral home so all that was taken care of, but I guess she has a small savings/checking account which has too much $$ in it. This is all new and foreign to us and unfortunately the business admin. was not very helpful in telling us specifically we needed to do. We have a call in to the NH administrator but are still waiting to hear back and want to make sure we do not spend the $$ on something we can't if that makes sense. Thanks all.
your county office of aged and disabilities could give you guidance..
The stand idea is great. We put it on his dresser and I always worried he would spill something, cause the door to stick and pull it off opening it.
You should really not rely on the NH completely when doing an application. We had a OP a few months back that the NH did his/her Moms application and over estimated the value of a car that was not even running. Actually, the cost to fix it was more than it was worth. Mom's house was put in the OPs name before the 5 yr look back but the NH listed as an asset because the mother still lived there. Caused the OP some problems during Medicaid recovery. I would go over the application to make sure the information is correct.
In my State you have 90days from date of application to get Medicaid paperwork needed (I was given a list), spend down assets, and find a place. For my Mom I applied in April, placed her May 1st, she paid May and June. June I contacted her caseworker to make sure he had all info needed and proved Mom was spent down under the asset limit of 2k in my State. He confirmed and Medicaid started July 1st.