My mom has dementia. Went to ER with high BP event. Sister admitted her to NH. After admission, I petitioned for guardianship and it was granted. Mom had Medicare and BC/BS at admission. She still has her BC/BS policy. The 100-day Medicare is ending on Jan. 5. I applied for Michigan Medicaid but have heard nothing so far. If I bring mom home from the NH and cancel the Medicaid app, and at some time she has to go to the ER again and NH is deemed necessary again, will Medicare 100 days begin again? If she came home her SS would cover her expenses and BC/BS, as before. After Jan 5 she will be responsible for the NH bill, unless Medicaid is approved. I am concerned about her NH care after Medicare stops.
(Mom was sent to the NH because my sister and brother decided they could no longer care for her. She is not incontinent, can feed herself, and can ambulate to the bathroom with her walker but she was weak, now weaker than she was before she went to the nursing home because of inactivity and additional medications/medication side effects.)