My 82 yo mother with CHF and dementia was sent from hospital to nursing home for rehab after having pneumonia in December. Due to her declining health and mental state we decided it was necessary for her to stay in the memory care unit of the facility.
Since she doesn’t have any assets we applied for Medicaid coverage once her 21 days of Medicare coverage were over. She has now been moved to a much smaller shared room and is in the memory care area of the facility.
Since this change her health has declined, she is not helped into clean clothes and is left to lay in the bed all day. Is this normal care? I feel like it borders on neglect but am not sure if I am just expecting too much.
Would love to know what others have experienced with a loved one on Medicaid in a skilled nursing home. Thanks in advance.