I've had to move my mom out of her condo after dad passed away. So she went to Assisted Living for about a year and started having problems with deep vein thrombosis. It has kept her going from assisted living to the hospital to rehab and back to assisted living, only to go through the same thing again in 2 weeks. The facility said they could no longer accept her in their facility because she required a 2 lift assist and their state law forbids that as their aides are not certified in lifting a resident in and out of bed. Anyway I ended up putting her in a nursing home and have needed to make several trips to the nursing home to make sure things were going well. I have 2 questions. First: Her savings is almost gone and preparing for Medicaid in PA. What amount of liquid assets can legally be set aside so I can take care of her mounting copays coming in for hospital and rehab stays, also various doctor copays. Second: As her POA, am I entitled to receive some form of compensation for the hours I spent at home filling out paperwork and spending time on the phone on her behalf. I have not taken any money out except for reimbursement for getting her adult pullups for incontinence and other medicinal purchases.
Would be so grateful for some help. Thank you in advance.