and questions on Medicaid. My 89 year old mother was admitted to the re-hab section of a nursing home for swelling in her legs. she was taking lasix at the time. she was being treated for the swelling , receiving physical therapy and was doing well. about 10 days in she stopped eating and started sleeping most of the time. when she was awake she was completely out of it and delusional. she lost 30 lbs in 3 weeks. The Drs & nurses told me it was "failure to thrive" normal for someone her age - and since she was not progressing she had to come off of the Medicare paid skilled care and enter the long term care section. They also suggested Hospice get involved. Since Medicare will not pay for Hospice and long term care together, I was told I needed to apply for Medicaid for her to pay for the long term care. Unfortunately with Medicaid she would not be able to keep her apartment as Medicaid only allows you to keep $50 a month. We all thought she was dying so I completed the Medicaid app and we were all getting ready to say good-bye. Hospice told me they were taking her off the Lasix and within days she rallied! No one will admit it but I think she was extremely de-hydrated which caused her severe symptoms. She's now back to herself 100% and wants to go home! Since she's in long term care she is no longer receiving any physical therapy and I don't feel they are doing anything positive for her. She'd do better back in her apartment with the visiting nurses & home based phy therapy like she had before. How do I get the nursing home to agree to go back and state she should never have been removed from the skilled nursing care 10 days ago so that Medicare will pay will pay. I want to cancel the Medicaid coverage but I'm afraid they will tell us we're responsible for long term care costs.