Does Medicare and Tricare for life pay for nursing home?
My mom lives with me in Georgia. I am her primary caregiver. She is 75 and diagnosed with Parkinsons and early Dementia which is being managed with medication and neurologist. She has Medicare and Tricare for life(my father was miliatry but deceased). I am in search of nursing home or at least assisted living facility but cannot afford to pay. My mother recieves widows pension. I applied for Medicaid but was turned down due to her income. She doesnt have a lot of income but being that she stays with me and has no bills i guess that determined it. I am unable to pay for nursing home or assisted living because I myself am on disability from Rheumatoid Arthritis. I dont know what resources are available to help financially with placement. Its a struggle trying to take care of her. She is able to dress herself with minimal assistance but cannot remember her meds or to eat, her sense of direction or knowing what to do is off, has difficulty walking, uses a cane and a rolling walker. My mother is unable to live by herself so elderly housing is not an option. Can someone advise me? Thank You
Status: Open May 09, 2016 - 10:46 AM
VA Benefits, Medicare/Medicaid