My mother was on Medicare and Medicaid for several years in another state. Then she had a stroke and I had to move her here suddenly (to my state). She has been here with Medicare, Medicaid, and receiving some home assisted care from Medicaid Waiver. She finally is at the point where she will agree to more care, but only independent living with some additional support for meds and light house cleaning. Mom gets basic social security, and we would have to pay about $2000 more a month for her care. We are willing to do that for her safety, but it occurred to me last night that us paying for the care might be considered income and get her kicked off Medicaid. If that is the case we could not pay for her additional medical expenses. Then if she needs to go to a higher level of care, we also could not afford that. Any help or direction to help would be greatly appreciated. If we are going to move on this new set up, we can only afford it if we sign in November.
She is receiving Medicaid for at least needs for 3 ADLs. If she lived alone, would she go to the dining area on time for meals? No one is going to go get her. You already mentioned that she needs med help. She could also choose to stay in her room all day and not partake in socializing. That is not considered safe. I am just curious on how this can be done with a 2 business day deadline.
"she will agree to more care, but only independent living with some additional support for meds and light house cleaning" Do you think that filling a pill box and doing light housekeeping is worth an additional 2k a month? My nurses did pill planners once a week. It doesn't take an hour. How dirty can your Mom be. Light housekeeping should not cost more than $50 a week. I don't see where you could justify the cost.