My mother in-law is in an assisted living facility in Ohio. She is has been falling frequently now. So much so that the facility and her doctor recommend that she go to a skilled nursing facility short term for physical therapy. They said she needs therapy beyond what they can supply where she now lives.
She has good supplemental insurance, but I have been told that that insurance will only kick in after 20 days and that Medicare will cover the first 20 days. However I am also being told that Medicare will only pay if she is being released from a 3 day stay at a hospital to the skilled nursing facility.
Does anyone know any way around this? We cannot afford to pay for 20 days of skilled nursing on private pay. Seems a shame. Guess they want to wait till she has to fall and break a hip before they will help her.