Mother has gotten to the point that she shouldn’t be living alone. She has had two falls within a week and has had falls before. She doesn’t eat well and doesn’t bathe and sometimes hides her meds instead of taking them. I am her sole caretaker although I also have two brothers.
I think it’s time for the nursing home (she refuses outside home help), but my brother is balking at the idea.
At the very least, I want to get the ball rolling with Medicaid.
What is the best way to go forward and what do I need to know? I have POA and could force the issue, but when mentioning the nursing home my brother said he and his partner would move to our city, live with her for a couple of months and then get their own place and have mom live with them. Sounds ok in theory, but have my doubts it will work.
What are your thoughts? What does it take to qualify for Medicaid?