My husband is only 42 years old and had a severe traumatic brain injury. While in the hospital he had to undergo two brain surgeries and on numerous occasions was not expected to live. Miraculously he survived and now we have been thrown into a completely different level of hell. He was discharged from the hospital to an acute rehabilitation facility where they were told he was going to go home to the care of his mother. The day he arrived I let the rehab facility know that it is impossible for his mother to take care of him, she is 72 years old and is need of help herself and I moved out of state with our children just two months before my husband's accident. I am unable to provide the level of care that he needs with two toddlers running around. The discharge planner at the rehabilitation hospital has done nothing during his stay other than try to force his elderly mother take him home and now they are threatening me with a bill since his insurance ran out.
I have exhausted myself trying to find other rehab care for my husband who has mental as well as physical disabilities now and the discharge planner keeps telling me that there is not one nursing home in all of los angeles that will take him because he is so young. I also just got my husband accepted by Medi-Cal which it is my understanding will pick up his long-term care bill as long as its a Medi-Cal facility.
I may also need to explain that my husband is also a severe alcoholic and that is why I took the children and left a few months before his accident. Even if I were physically able to I don't think I can emotionally care for my husband or ask my children to be in the same house with him again. What can I do? Does anyone have any advice? They can't kick my husband out on the street if they can't find a nursing home for him can they? I feel so lost.