My mother in law is in a nursing home in New York. She is in good physical health but has moderate Alzheimers. We want to bring her to our home for Thanksgiving - we live in another state, so we would need to take her out of the facility for a least a week, as it is a significant drive. However, when my husband called to confirm everything was OK for picking her up, they said that she cannot leave for more than three days. They said any longer and Medicaid will stop paying for her care because they will assume someone else is able to care for her instead of her being in a nursing home. Is this right?? It doesn't seem correct to me. I did some research and found that NY Medicaid will pay for up to ten days per 12 months of therapeutic leave. But it's unclear to me whether a nursing home has the right instate a policy rescinding beds after a certain period of time. Does anyone know anything about this?