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Mom is in a nice ALF. She has dementia and is high functioning. For the most part it’s working now all though she had to be moved to a single room because no one could be brought in to her shared room because she got so upset and it didn’t go well. Now this has doubled the cost of care. Her SS and savings covers. But when the money runs out I’m not sure what we will do- I’m told the place has a benevolent program so she can stay after so many years of paying but I don’t think this is guaranteed. If she goes on Medicaid are there places that accept Medicaid that are nice. I know I have to research this but anyone have experience with this?

I believe if it’s an assisted living facility, they kick you out as soon as the $$$ runs out. There’s no other way to go except apply for Medicaid before & find another facility. Hugs 🤗
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My mother was in a NH, not assisted living, for 4 years. During this time she went from private pay, used up a LTC policy (that proved to be a big waste of money as it was burned through so quickly) to Medicaid. Her care was kind, competent, and compassionate throughout. I’m convinced that the staff who provided her daily care had no clue which resident paid which way. She never moved from the same room, there were no changes in any way.
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The care she receives should be no different. But, yes she will have to share a room.

You might want to check on a board and care home. My mom was kicked out of a national chain memory care because of her agitaion. The care home worked much better for her, often they accept medicaid (though mom was self pay), there is a better care ratio, they are cheaper. And the rooms were so small at mom's facility, a second bed would not be able to even for in there. The room was big enough for the bed when the easy chair. That was it.
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Generally when you are on LTC Medicaid you share a room with someone. Hopefully when the time comes mom's reaction to having a roomate will change.
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