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I'm sorry that your mom had a stroke. It is a devastating blow to the body, as it takes away so many functions.
I doubt if your mom, with the level of care she needs, would be accepted into Assisted Living. Her needs are too great.
If she can't afford a Nursing Facility, she can apply for Medicaid or Medi-Cal in California. They will pay for custodial care.
Medicare is the senior health insurance and they won't pay for a NH.
Now would be the time to check out Nursing facilities and apply for Medicaid through your state.
This type of caregiving is way too much for one person to do at home. Please don't attempt it. Many times it takes 2 people to lift, turn, transfer or reposition a stroke victim. Don't hurt yourself.
If Rehab wasn't successful, and Mom can no longer live by herself at home, and bringing in around the clock caregivers, 3-shifts which can be quite expensive, even if you are doing one shift.... then look into Assisted Living. It would depend if your Mom is accept to Assisted Living and if she can budget the monthly rent, as most Assisted Living is self-pay.
If Mom is unable to budget for Assisted Living, then the next thing would be a skilled nursing home. Mom can apply with Medicaid [which is different from Medicare] and if accepted, Medicaid will pay for her room, board, and care.