Mom is 95 living in an excellent Board and Care in a shared room @ $4,800 a mo. in California. Our $ (hers and mine) is almost gone. I am single, no siblings or family left. I am worried that once she goes on Medicaid/ Medical the facility they put her in will be inferior. What quality of SNF does Medicaid provide? Is it at all comparable? She doesn’t need anything fancy whatsoever, just attentive kind care, but I have no idea what Medicaid covered facilities are like. I picture elders left alone in dirty diapers, etc. I am a flight attendant out of town 16 days a mo. I cannot possibly take care of her. My only other option is to sell her condo and use all of that $ for her care. However, it will probably only cover about 4 more years of care and everything will be gone. Doctor’s think she will be here at 100yrs old. With covid I cannot tour facilities or visit her or monitor the level of care being given in one of these facilities. Does anyone have information re: the quality of care Medicaid/Medical covers? Our Elder Law attorney has alluded that it is not very good. If Medicaid/Medical coverage is truly good care, I would hate to exhaust all of our resources left.
Does anyone have any insight? Thanks,