Mom has lived with us for 25 years, and we can no longer care for her. She is medi-cal and medicare in San Diego County. How do we get her into a nuring home with endless waiting lists that never advance?
The hard part is over.
I'm matching you with one of our specialists who will be calling you in the next few minutes.
I will add that moving someone isn't easy, so you may decide to stay with the one father away if your mom is happy. It does seem like that's your only choice if she can't stay with you until there's an opening.
Good luck - we're with you in spirit,
You know once you get them into a facility and through Medicaid acceptance, it is pretty easy to move them as far as paperwork is concerned. So you can continue to keep working the waiting list at the local easier to get to NH and then move her
back into your homebase area. Good luck.
As mentioned in above post - you most likely will have to go outside your area. My mother lived in a resort area - where many elderly retired. Due to this fact, it appeared there were more NH available to provide care for the numerous elderly in the area. Good luck - and wish you the best.
stay if the rehab does not work. When calling a NH be sure to tell them that she does indeed have medicare part B and medical as well this can also speed things up also, most counties are going into managed care for medical and some for medicare. Not all NH takes all of them and not all managed care will pay for skilled nursing for more than a few days. This also can delay someone being admitted.
Good Luck to you.