My mom had a fall, had to go to the hospital. She's almost 77, has dementia (not full-blown but stuck in the past a lot, and gets confused), has a hard time walking any distance, diabetes, a bit hard of hearing, etc. But she took a tumble and was on the floor a couple days before a neighbor saw her lights on and wondered about it. So she's in the hospital and doing pretty well, but they want her to go to a nursing facility for a week or two, to get 24-hour care and physical therapy. The social worker is making some calls for us after we talked to her, and she says the stay is covered up to 21 days by Medicare. Is that true? Is that only the stay? Assisted living and other senior homes are pretty pricey, so I'm skeptical. I'll be making calls and a couple visits in the next couple days but want to know what to expect.