Mom started falling more frequently and the last time we took her to the hospital and then to rehab.
Now because Medicare wouldn’t pay beyond a certain mumber of days, they released her after only 17 days. She was nowhere near ready to go back to her home, so we had no choice but to bring her home to stay with my husband and me for a while.
She gets physical therapy twice a week, but it’s like pulling teeth to get her to work on the exercises every day. When she lived alone, she was non- compliant with her meds because of phobias.
Now it looks like the move to our house will be permanent. I get no help from anyone else and because her rehab stay was not long enough (30 consecutive days) she was denied Medicaid benefits for nursing home care.
My question is, what would be a fair percentage for my mother to contribute to the household OR should I just claim her on my income taxes as a dependent?
I forgot to mention that I have been my mom’s sole caretaker for the last 3 years which included her property.
This situation is getting harder to handle, not to mention that my husband and I have been married less than a year. My oldest brother is always making excuses as to why she can’t come and stay with him for a while.
I hate to say this, but I’m getting to where I don’t want to be around my mother anymore. All I feel is resentment.
This isn’t the retirement my husband and I planned.