My mother fell and broke her hip. She has been in a rehab for over a month. She is deeply depressed and is not making progress. Her time is almost up there. She has been approved for Medicaid. She is not able to do for herself and since she has been in the rehab they put her in diapers. :( She did not have a problem until she got in the rehab.
What I need to know is how can I keep her out of a nursing home? I live 200 miles away from her and have RA and in a wheelchair and reply on my husband to assist me and know I cannot burden him with helping to care for my mother, but I cannot see her put in a nursing home. I have called Medicare numerous times and been put on hold for 20 minutes or longer and also inquired of the social worker at the facility what Medicaid will pay for if I bring my mother to my home. How can I save my mother from her worst fear???
Please help me.