My father (98 years old) was recently placed in a nursing home with my mother who was already there with dementia.
The nursing home has been working with me to get them together in a room. He has been there for almost a month. It's been wonderful to see them together again after 3 years of being apart.
Today I received a call informing me that the nursing home did not go through the pre-screening process required by medicaid.
I was told that my father does not qualify for nursing home care and that we need to bring him home.
I'm not sure what direction to take. I'm sure the nursing home is going to attempt to get money from us for the time he's been there. Since this is their error I don't feel that we are responsible for that.
This is going to "kill" my parents. They waited three years to be together and now I have to separate them again.
I'm thinking of contacting the nursing home and asking them to make him their "charity case" until his health declines enough for him to qualify for their services. Of course I know they will not agree to this.
At my wits end. . wondering if I should contact a lawyer before taking any further steps.