She's physically disabled and slightly mentally disabled (number processing and some mild memory issues). She wants to get a job, but I don't want that to affect her Medicaid since I worked so damn hard to get it and it covers all her medical, eye, and dental bills. I asked her if she would rather volunteer somewhere to make a real difference since she has the financial capacity to do so. She said whatever as long as she has something meaningful to do.
So what would be a good option for my mom who needs help going to the bathroom and walking/transferring to wheelchair?
In my dream world, she'd go to an adult day center so they could care for her daily needs but she could help the nurses and aids out by helping the really old folks with puzzles, games, activities, etc. My mom owned an assisted living in her hay day, so she'd be so good at helping the old folks at the adult day center while still receiving care. Originally she wouldn't go because she didn't want to feel like she was at day care, but if the workers there could get her involved maybe my mom wouldn't feel like she was babysat??
What have you done for your loved ones who are still "all there" but are too disabled for a normal job??