To try to make a long story short, my mom has MS, broke her hip, and decided not to have surgery. She is in a rehab that she is very unhappy in, and I have been very disappointed in the administration there. That as well as a $25 a day fee for a private room. We want to transfer her to a new rehab that I have friends of family who went there and had a very good experience. The private room is also no extra charge, and that is a big thing also for us.
So talked to the social worker at her current rehab (she is very difficult to get a hold of or get a straight answer out of). She told me that Medicare might not change over with her to the new place. She also told me that I am the one who has to set up and pay for my moms wheelchair transportation to the new facility.
Does anyone have any experience in anything like this that could give me some advice on whether what the social worker tells me is true? I do not understand why Medicare would not move over with her. I was also told by the place she is moving to, that her original rehab should take care of her transportation.
I want to be prepared with as much knowledge about this as possible before I speak again with the social worker Monday.