My mom is in her mid 90’s. Up until 3 weeks ago she was living on her own in her home. This is no longer an option. She cannot drive or cook for herself. She was admitted to the hospital 3 weeks ago for 4 days. That qualified her for the maximum 100 day coverage that Medicare would provide for a nursing home. After just 3 weeks of therapy the nursing home has decided that she is done with therapy and that she must now private pay. After her own money is gone Medicaid will then kick in. Can her family doctor tell the nursing home that she needs more therapy, thus resulting in holding off the private pay? We just don’t think that 3 weeks therapy is enough, and we’d like to exhaust the maximum Medicare stay of the 100 days rather than the 21 days that the nursing home is saying.