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I've had to leave my job to care for my mom who suffered a massive stroke. I there any type of compensation for me?

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I'm in Texas and just lost my 92 year old mother to a massive stroke. I have a niece that actually works in a Nursing Home and there is a law here that they cannot put a railing up to keep the elderly person from falling out of bed. They can only lower the bed itself so if they fall out, they don't have far to fall. There is also a form of Hospice that is for End Of Life illness. Meaning that if your mom has an illness where the doctor does not deem that she will get better or recover, Hospice will come in to your home to help.
That was what I planed with my own mother after she had 2 minor strokes in November and we had her in a nursing home for rehab. There was nothing wrong with the facility and my mother's own brother was there too for rehab. But she would cry everytime I went to see her. When I got there and when I left.
So when her rehab days were used up (only 20 days while on Secure Horizon) I brought her to my house and had Hospice come to my home to set things up. The only way I was going to get additional help was to use her Social Security to help pay for some additional outside help and utilize the Hospice volunteers. But, after only 6 days my mom had a massive stroke and she passed away a week later.
It was the most horrible time in my life. She had become my best friend....and I miss her.
Talk to a Social worker that deals with the elderly.
I wish you all the prayers and luck in the world.
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I just went to the Medicare Nursing Home Evaluation page. There are 38 nursing homes within 25 miles of Landing, NJ which each of their ratings listed.

Here's the link

http://www.medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare/results.html#loc=LANDING%2C%20NJ&lat=40.9054107&lng=-74.6656952&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
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dragonflyk, I am confused. Why wouldn't your Mom qualify for Medicaid... you said she has no money? Medicaid is there for such situations with the elderly.

Curious why your Mom at 83 has a mortgage on her home, or is the foreclosure due to none payment of real estate taxes? Why fight the foreclosure if your Mom doesn't have money to maintain the house? Would it still be possible to sell the house, and use whatever equity is left to find a nice apartment?

As for being a Caregiver, your Mom is only 83 years old, she could easily live another 10 years. There has to be more than one nursing home in your area of New Jersey. Don't judge the rest of them for the likes of just one home.
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Contact your county or state agency for the elderly.

I doubt you will be able to forestall foreclosure with no income to pay for the house. This sounds bad all around. Praying for you.
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go to http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/doea/arc.php or call 1-800-963-5337, you can get paid as the caregiver of an elderly parent, each state is different. call that number you should be able to get the correct information and how to file for assistance.
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I can't put her in a nursing home, the care is horrible. she was in a nursing home/rehab when she got out of hospital and in the 100 days there she fell out of bed twice(she is paralyzed on left side), she got bed sore on ankle and when I would get there at 2pm she hadn't been changed since 6am! Got her first UTI at the age of 83! she has no money. I am also currently fighting a foreclosure on her house. I just need help and prayers all around.
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But, she can certainly pay you, the way she would anyone else.
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Basically Medicaid would pay for her to go to a nursing home.
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she has medicare, I do not believe she qualifies for medicaid. What would medicaid do, do you know? i could google it. thank you
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Sorry to hear about your mother.

No, there not any compensation that I know of. What is her financial situation? Would she qualify for medicaid?
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