Dec 15, 2016 - 09:19 AM
You have several options to explore, some of which may work, others, not.
1. You or other family members might be able or willing to supplment her income when she has exhausted her savings.
2. Look for a cheaper living arrangement. A Place for Mom might be a good source to look to for other living arrangements.
3. If you mom would qualify medically for skilled care, you might look at ways to begin the qualification process for Medicaid. I would suggest you discuss this with an elder law attorney.
Dec 15, 2016 - 09:28 AM
She will need to seek Medicaid nursing home benefits in her state. I would recommend your family start looking into that process now (as you may be able to maximize what she has left before it is all gone). Medicaid typically pays when a person's resources are exhausted. At that point all of her income (except for a small allowance) would go to nursing home care and Medicaid would cover the balance. Good luck!