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Mom been on Medical Waiver List for 5 years. started at 16000 now down to 4275

she is in assisted living at 5k a month

will run out of money this year

has 2100 social security and pharm bills are killing here under new donut hole

what can be done in this senior unfriendly state, medical waiver is a joke

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Is Mom or her spouse a war-time veteran? If so, call the veterans service office and apply for the Aid and Attendance benefit. It is about $1200 per month, and will help her money stretch for a few more months. It looks like she should make it to the top of the Medicaid list in about two years if she has moved almost 12000 spots in five years.

If the veteran help is not an option, call your local Area Agency on Aging (called Aging Partners in some areas) and ask them for suggestions. They may know of other programs available in your location.
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Hi ptuttle - I feel your pain, but I don't know anything about MD. I'm amazed your Mom could private pay for 5 years. My mother has a similar monthly income but no savings, so can't even get started in assisted living. :(
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