Is taking someone who is SSI and Medicaid pending home from rehab going to hinder them getting the benefits they need on a go forward basis? - AgingCare.com

Is taking someone who is SSI and Medicaid pending home from rehab going to hinder them getting the benefits they need on a go forward basis?

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My father had a severe stroke back in April of this year. He was unconscious for a month in the hospital. He stayed in the hospital for about 5 months since they could not find him a place to go as he does not have insurance. I was able to get him transferred to a rehab place that accepts Medicaid Pending patients. I filed the application for him in April for SS Disability and Medicaid. He was denied Disability in August, in which I then applied for SSI. My understanding is that if he receives SSI he will receive Medicaid benefits. Correct?

The rehab place said that my father had to stay at the rehab place atleast 30 days in order for them to accept him (and for Medicaid to pay them for his stay). He has stayed over a month and needs minimal therapy now, however still needs verbal cueing, impulsive, and has significant deficits in his short term memory. He is on multiple medicines he will need going forward and also has been recommended by multiple doctors that he needs 24 hour supervision. The rehab social worker told me last week that if he is discharged home before getting the Medicaid benefits that his case will be an open and closed one - meaning it would not cover the costs of medicines, home healthcare, or doctors going forward. Is this true? I thought if he was accepted, he would have medicaid on a go forward basis as well as retrospective. He is getting difficult trying to keep him there and he is ready to go home. Any insight or experience with this would be greatly appreciated.

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Not against doctors orders - the rehab almost discharged him after the 30 days. He would go home to live with his brother who is also on disability. He is available to help my father however, someone would have to be there periodically to check on my dad, ensure he is given and taking his medicine. My brother and I would check every other day as well, but both work full time. The rehab place was going to discharge while the 3rd party they hired to help get Medicaid benefits said he should not leave until he receives benefits, then he can "transfer" to home. I just wanted confirmation this is the case and they are not just keeping him there for more money to go to the rehab place.
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If you are taking him out against the advice of doctors, there are huge implications, insurance may not pay the bills. If they are saying 24/7 care and you take him home, that is "AMA" (against medical advice).
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Listen to the social worker. Maybe confirm with another.
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