Mom who is 96 is currently in a rehab facility. She took a fall two weeks ago, and I called 911. She ended up in the hospital and from there into rehab. She did not hurt herself in the fall, but she had a bad UTI, which was the reason they admitted her to the hospital. Righ now I am confused as what to do. They told me, she is not responding to the therapy ( mostly she does not cooperate ) She will not let anyone lift her or try to help her. She is currently unable to walk. Although for some reason she thinks she will take her walker, get up and leave. They said because she is not responding, her insurance will drop her, and have her discharged. I am trying to decide between taking her back home, or finding a full time nursing facility. My funds are limited. She receives both Social Security and a pension from New York. So she does not qualify for Medicaid here in Florida. So that leaves me with private funding. I know she prefers to be here, but it has been a drain on me. I have Afib myself, and the stress is slowly killing me. I had been caring for her on my own, up until now. She has lived with me for ten years, since my father passed on. It's just this past year, that she has become incontinent as well as suffering from dementia. She is still cognitive but, can be a bit much at times. She repeats things over and over, and likes to argue. So my question basically which is usually cheaper, having nursing care at home, or a full time home? Her insurance will pay for some home nursing, but there is a limit to 35 hours a week. I also have a neighbor who is interested in working for me as a companion caregiver. She says she was certified in Iowa, where they moved from. She is not certified here though. I would have to pay her out of pocket. Has anyone else had experience caring for an elder at home? I would appreciate any and all feedback. I am very frustrated right now.