I recently visited an assisted living facility that only takes medicaid and almost no available rooms for private pay, which is the opposite of other places I have researched. It seems like a well run, nice place. The social worker there said my mother, who is 87 and has Parkinson's and lives with me currently, would have to get on medicaid first and then they would have space for her. When I called her elder care attorney to start the process, he sounded confused and surprised that this was possible. This attorney has written a book on elder care options with medicaid, so I am confused. He is supposed to get back to me after calling them, but I have not heard in over a week and can't reach either one. Does anyone have experience with community medicaid paying for assisted living?
They have skilled care there as well, which they said she could transition to if needed and then she would need medicaid for nursing homes.