My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer 4 yrs ago and has been on Medicaid since then. My husband and I moved out of state for his job 2yrs ago and my mom stayed living in Missouri with a friend. That situation has come to an end and mom is set to move down to Florida with me and my family in January, when she turns 65.
So, here are my questions: Do we HAVE to wait until January 2014 for her to move down to Florida? (will Medicaid transfer states?) How and when can she apply for Medicare? Also, since she will be living with us, how do I make sure my husband's income isn't taken into account for HER living expenses? - we do NOT need a financial burden on top of caregiving and Dr. appts too. The medicine she is on is extremely expensive and there is NO way she will be able to afford it.
Just feeling very overwhelmed by moving her into my house, making sure she gets her necessary treatment - she is still having chemo and radiation, changing Doctors and all the expenses on top of it! ugh
any help greatly appreciated.,