My Mom has only been in long term care a few months. The nursing home is pushing me to file for Medicaid as we are now private pay. I refuse to do this because I am planning on bringing her home after I finish getting the house ready for her return, making it safer and more applicable to her mental state as she is at this time (I bought a hospital bed like the one she has at the nursing home, and a special chair for handicapped elderly people) and also put in extra bars in the bathroom and other safety items. So even though they are pushing me to do this I am not going to file for Medicaid. They also mentioned her social security income and I understand they cannot take this unless we have applied for Medicaid. So we have enough to pay privately for a while (like a few months) and then I am bringing her home. My question is this: can they stop me from bringing her home? I had already kept her at home myself for many years prior to her going into the hospital and then the nursing home for rehab and then short term care.