Hi there - this is all a bit confusing to me. My grandmother had open heart surgery in Jan '17 and has been recovering for a few months. She is temporarily in a nursing home as she used her Medicare coverage for her hospital stay and about 30 days in a rehabilitation facility. She has now been moved to a long-term care facility to continue weaning from a ventilator and get her strength back.
Before the surgery, my mom and grandmother were renting a home together. My mom would take care of most bills and utilities while my grandmother's social security benefits covered rent. By that, I mean, rent is about 700 dollars a month and she is receiving a little under 800 a month with no savings or other sources of income.
Now, since she has been moved to this new facility that is considered a nursing home, her Medicaid coverage is starting to take on the 20% left over from medicare's 80% coverage. My mom has been told the facility will start to take all of my grandmother's SS benefits which will result in no source of rent payment.
Now, yes - they are in a sticky situation that should have been resolved way before now. I am doing my best to help out but we are trying to figure out what to do in this timespan waiting for grandma to get better and come home.
Is there any way to work with a facility or Medicaid to allow them to still deliver the amount required to pay rent for their home? We have told the facility we are not planning on keeping her there - she will be coming home. What can I do to help make sure they do not lose their home?
Also, please know that I would just have them live with me but I live across the country in a 1 bedroom apartment.