My mom recently spent two weeks in a psychiatric hospital due to dementia aggravated by behavioral issues and was released to a skilled nursing facility after being denied at two assisted living communities. She was placed on the rehab hall and my sister and I were told that Medicare would pay 100% for 21 days then we would have a copay. Now, the nursing home has told us that since Mama came from the hospital with only a diagnosis of dementia, Medicare is only going to pay for 14 days total. My mom has COPD, chronic high blood pressure, and has now been diagnosed with diabetes. A recent MRI indicated that she's had mini strokes. I collected billing information from two doctors and one neurologist and presented it to the finance director at the nursing home but was told it may not make any difference. My sister and I are new to all of this and hope we have some recourse to get Medicare to pay for as long as possible before private pay kicks in.