My husband health is declining due to Parkinson disease, dementia, incontinence and strokes. He is a fall risk and the last fall he fractured and dislocated his shoulder. I am constantly on edge because he is always getting out of his wheelchair to walk. I was told he does this because he forgets he can not walk without assistance. I am at the point now, I really need assistance for him 24/7. Therefore, I am thinking about putting him into a nursing home so he will have 24/7 care. My question is: Has anyone applied for Medicaid and had to spend down? We make too much money for Medicaid income, however, I was told that people whose income is over Medicaid income requirement, still can be approved.
An advice or suggestion, you can provide me about Medicaid, will be greatly appreciated.