Mom (83) in extended care at hospital. She can't afford much home care. She is not in a financial position to go to a nursing home. What do I do? - AgingCare.com

Mom (83) in extended care at hospital. She can't afford much home care. She is not in a financial position to go to a nursing home. What do I do?

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If she can't stand on her own and use her walker. I don't know what to do.


I have tried and I can not lift her. I feel very alone with no answers in sight. Please anyone with suggestions???

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Social Worker at hospital can help w placement. & insurance will pay for a short term stay. While there, apply for Medicaid
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I second what Joy says. You don't have to navigate this on your own. Talk to the social work/discharge planning department today.

And let us know what they say. We care!
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Speak with the social worker at the hospital where your mom is. Explain to them that you are not able to care for your mother at home; that it would not be a safe place for her. You will havee to file for Medicaid. The Social Worker should find a place where Mom can be admitted Medicaid Pending.
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