My mom is in the hospital now after she fell 2 weeks ago & never got any treatment then but the pain got so bad she must have fallen again & defecated all over herself & I found her sitting in it so I called paramedics to take her to the hospital.
So the ER doc told me that she will be there for a while, then I should consider putting mom in a nursing home since she shouldn't be living alone anymore & can't get around very well.
My mom receives Medicare & Medicaid.
Only $686 a month social security.
Has no savings, no other assets.
She does have a reverse mortgage on her home which is about 50% tapped out.
She can only get another $50,000 left from the RM.
Where can she go to live & get the care she needs after her hospitalization ?
I'm afraid because she is so low income that if its a nursing home it will be a bad one where patients are abused & mistreated.
Have heard horror stories & seen video of nursing home residents being battered by the staff, I don't want my mom to end up in a horrible place like that..
We live near Chicago.