Good evening. Mom’s situation is deteriorating and she went to the hospital, then to post acute rehab for one week. Now they are dismissing her as she has not made progress (and is refusing care from OT/PT). She wants to go home but I know home needs to be evaluated for appropriateness to have home health care. I doubt the house will be deemed safe for her to return to (ill repair of kitchen sink, extremely cluttered). I am afraid mother will refuse to apply for Medicaid and she has little money for private pay in long term care at $404 per day. My sisters are not in the position to self pay for her. I have my own family with daughter about to enter college and have worked hard to acquire money to secure for my own care and that of my husband when we are not able to care for ourselves so we willl not be a financial burden to our only daughter. What choices do we have if mom will not apply for Medicaid? Facility where she is right now (for two more days before Medicare won’t pay any longer) has long term beds available and she could go in a few days. I need to know options as I am half way across the country and helping my sister work through this. Suggestions, please.
And what is process if Medicaid places lien on home? Do they come and assess and take all possessions in the house? What are our responsibilities to prepare to leave house? What is the time frame for this type of process? Youngest sister lives in home (but only for 5 months or so). I knew these days would come but no one wanted to plan for them despite my prompting to do so.
Thank you all for your wisdom.