My mom needs skilled nursing now! My 91-year old mother has a stress fracture in her back due to osteoporosis. She is in pain most of the time and can't walk. She requires much more help than her assisted living facility can provide, and yet the facility will not allow her to transfer into their skilled nursing wing until she's been in the hospital for three days. She doesn't need hospital care! She lives with my 100-year-old father who is trying to take care of her at his own peril. It's a catch 22 situation that is a tragedy waiting to happen, but her facility turns a blind eye to her predicament. Medicare requires a 3-day hospital stay to be admitted to skilled nursing. She doesn't need to be hospitalized! She only needs skilled nursing. How can I get around the Medicare requirement so my mother can get the care she needs? I'm not sure what to do and would love to get some advice. Thank you.