My neurosurgeon told me last week that I must have extensive back surgery, and that I will need 1 month to recover: the first 2 weeks I will be in bed, then the next 2 weeks not do anything. I am the sole caregiver for my mom, who has extensive medical issues. No one in the family will take care of her during my recovery. Medicare won't pay for her to go into a nursing home as "respite" for me unless she is admitted to Hospice, and even then, it would only be for a week. I am on permanent disability, but I don't know if they can help me. Help!!