She recently spent 2 months in Rehab due to a fall and then transferred to an assisted living facility. She was only a month at the facility and now is back in the hospital and going to Rehab again but the assisted living facility can't offer the support she needs and her apartment has been surrendered since she went into assisted living. Can the rehab/NH discharge her if she has no where to go? We live in NY
If Mom has money then she will be private pay. A NH is going to be double the cost of an AL. Figure out how long her money will last. About 90 days before she runs out start the Medicaid process. You will need to spend down to what Medicaid allows, in my state 2k. Insurance policies that have cash value and not owned by a former employer, will need to be cashed in. You can use her money for a prepaid funeral. If you feel you need a lawyer to help with Medicaid, that can come out of Moms money. Since your Mom has no property, don't really think a lawyer will be necessary.