I am in Texas and my mother is disabled and a permanent resident. She hasn't meet her 5 year bar (has been a permanent resident for almost a year now) and because of this, there are no options in Texas at all for her. She had a stroke and was doing well in the first nursing home she was in but she was denied medicaid and they kicked her out. Then she was taken to a boarding home, they refused her and they took her to a hospital (for safety) and they wanted to discharge her to my care. I was guilt tripped to the extreme and fell for it. I couldn't take care of her. I live in a third floor apartment but where I live doesn't matter because I also don't have the expenses, I have my own student loans to pay off after graduating a year ago and other financial plans (for the purpose of not ending up in the same situation as her when/if I get to her age. I don't want to spend my entire savings on her healthcare and medicine). I am the only living family member. The others, they are either poor or dead. I don't know. I never hear of them including her ex-husband. It will give me a huge burden to my mental health (depression) and a burden to my finances.
After being transferred around like a tennis ball, she is currently in another nursing home and they plan to discharge her as she was denied again for the same reason (she hasn't been a permanent resident long enough). I haven't received the discharge notice (it'll come) and I am very nervous and depressed about it as this time I have no clue where to place her after discharge. The nursing home refused my advice to place her in a hospital because she has no medical emergency. If a hospital refuses to admit her, I don't know where to put her. Every texas department involving disability, health, ombudsman, the poor, and the adult protective services don't even know what to do. Hospital social workers gave me false information that she should be eligible for medicaid probably to get her out of the hospital as fast as possible.
I want to move to a state that has state funded medicaid for people that can’t get federal medicaid. Getting sick of this, I am willing to move to another state within this summer. I've been told to exhaust all my options in Texas. Well I have and things are getting worse. I am looking into Minnesota and Washington.
Can a permanent resident immigrant who hasn't met the five year bar, get nursing home coverage from a state funded medicaid in one of those states? If so, is it possible to move her there and get her set up to get into medicaid by the end of summer (I don't have much time as no one in the state seems eager to help)? Or will it be impossible due to the long wait times for approval and state residency requirements? I'm not concerned about income as she is pretty much has no home or property of her own and very little cash.