I have been overseeing my mom's care for 19 years. Eleven years ago she was placed in a Nursing Home. It was our intention for her to remain in a Nursing Care facility as she requires 24 hr care. When we saw the threat of Coronavirus and what it could do to the elderly population in Nursing Homes my husband and I had her discharged in our care until this pandemic was under control. Mom was discharged March 10th. She had to pay most of her monthly Social Security each month as her portion. Since mom was not in the Nursing Home from March 11th thru March 31st can she receive a partial refund payed to the Nursing Home for the days she was not there? When contacting the Nursing Home Administrative Dept. I was informed that mom was most likely not entitled to receiving a reimbursement. Since mom is in our care and she requires Food ~ Shelter and Daily Assistance on a 24 hour basis why can she not receive this money to help with her care for the remainder of the month? Where can we get help to see if mom is entitled to receive a partial reimbursement?
Eventually she will need to return to a facility , so you will need to remain on good terms with the facility.
In the meantime, Medicaid has home based services options through its various "waiver programs." Which is where you'll locate information about hiring/paying for home help, etc.
It's always a good idea to contact your state/county Medicaid office, to notify that office, about your mother being removed.Even though nursing homes are required to contact the county. It's always a good idea to contact the county office as a courtesy call, to make sure everything has been communicated in a timely manner.
All in all, even though it's doubtful that you'll be due anything, Do what you can to remain on friendly terms with the facility and your state/county Medicaid/CMS office.
Making a spur of the moment decision like this can have far reaching consequences. That's not to say you made a bad decision........just that you need to consider what comes next.
Wishing you the best of luck!
I would bet dollars to donuts that is spelled out in her contract. I have never read one that didn't make this abundantly clear.
One question, did you move her completely out? Taking all of her personal belongings? If not you will be charged for April as well. They can also charge you a moving and storage fee if you didn't clear out her room.