My Mother is disabled from stroke and her husband won't help. Anything I can legally do?

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She wants to move in with me but can't communicate this from the stroke. My mother had a stroke and has trouble with speech. Her husband will not get her in therapy or do anything to help her condition. They live out of state. She calls me a couple times a week crying to come home. How do i get her home? Is there anything I can legally do?

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So, egadix, how are things going?
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Dear MickeyMouse, keep a low profile, bring mom for an extended visit, get her room ready, then go from there.
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Is she not yet 65? Why won't they qualify for Medicaid? She doesn't have a doctor? Sorry for all the questions.
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The reason I ask, if she went to the hospital, was there for three days, she would be eligible under Medicare for 20 days of inpatient rehab. The discharge planning folks would have discussed this with your mom and her husband, presumably.

Is he limited in some way, have dementia or otherwise impaired? I think I would be going out to see her soon.
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Did she go to the hospital when she had the stroke? Do you know she had a stroke or is this an assumption on someone's part?
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Sorry mistyped.....this will be a permanent move.
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I think you need to call him and talk to him. You need to find out what the doctors have told him. Just gather information right now and tell him youre aure you both want the best for your mom. He may be overwhelmed.
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4 years ago my mom lost her job and she was supporting both of them. So he decided to move from California (where I live) to Oklahoma. The husband (not my dad) has family out there that wanted to help them with things. She wasn't crazy about the idea but followed him anyways. Before her stroke she came to visit and told all of us kids that she hates it there and wants to leave him to come back to us. Then she had the stroke.

She can talk, but her words are jumbled, she calls me Mickey Mouse, instead of my name. She has straight out told me, I want to come home in the exact words while crying over the phone.

This will be a temporary move and like I said, she planned on leaving him before the stroke. I would like his cooperation but I fear I will not get it.
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Is this meant to be a temporary arrangement or are your mom and her husband ending the marriage? It seems to me that you will need his support for the move, if he doesn't co-operate things could get nasty in a hurry.
BTW, if mom can't speak how is she communicating her desire to move to you?
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If she wants to live with you, go get her. You don't need her husband's permission.

It is absolutely CRITICAL that your mom get therapy IMMEDIATELY. Her function is far better improved by rehab ASAP!

Medicare pays for rehab. I have no idea why she hasn't gotten any. It's neglect, frankly.
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