I brought my mom home from rehab under hospice. I thought I would be able to take care of her using private care during the day while I worked. Mom is completely bedridden. Unfortunately, I am finding I can not handle it. In the evening and during the night I am the one who has to change this 180 lbs lady. I love my mom but I can not do this anymore my whole body hurts.
I have tried to get her into a nearby nursing home under medicaid but her income was $233 over the cap. The busines manager told me if I would put enough monies into a Qaulified Income Trust(Miller Trust) then she would qualify for medicaid in GA. Will I set up this trust fund, provided the nursing home with 4 months of banking statements on existing accounts which are direct deposit accounts for social security and VA aid and attendance. When I took all this to the nursing home the business manager told me because the 3 checking accounts added up to over $2000 at the end of March my mom did not qualify for medicaid for April. According to this business manager all the accounts must equal less than $2000 at the end of each month. With the expenses I pay out each month for sitters we actually end up in the negative but because of the checking account cycle the statements do not reflect a balance less than $2000. Any suggestions on how to qualify mom for medicaid?