Feb 27, 2017 - 10:27 AM
If your mother is already on Medicaid, she probably has a counselor assigned to her, who can provide you options for her care. Besides contacting the Medicaid counselor, you might want to see what discharge planning has taken place at the hospital. Depending upon how much rehab, your mother needs, she may be sent to a rehab hospital or skilled nursing facility, until she is stronger. As long as there is a skilled need for nursing and/or therapy, Medicare will pay for some of the first 100 days at the rehab or skilled nursing facility. Medicaid pays for the remainder of the care for individuals covered by Medicaid.
If she is not sent to a care facility, a home health agency can be ordered by her doctor, who can provide rehab at home for a limited period of time. Medicare pays for home health care as long as there is a skilled need. Medicaid will pay for any unskilled needs, such as activities of daily living.