Dec 6 2011 in Meryl's Blog by Meryl
Last Friday Mom was released from the hospital. It seems that day at 3 p.m. we found out her Medicaid was not recertified. We were under the impression that the prior nursing home had taken care of everything and we never received anything in the mail stating she needed to be recertified. Apparently it needed to be done in May. I have no idea who has been picking up the costs since then and we haven’t received any bills so I am not complaining but to have to go through that process again is disturbing especially when you think someone else has taken care of everything.
We were told yesterday that the only thing that might lapse is her transportation back and forth to dialysis and we may have to foot the bill until she gets recertified and then Medicaid will pay us back but this costs hundreds of dollars. Do they think that everyone has the ability to just whip out cash to pay for these things? I am so annoyed right now that my head is spinning. Yesterday I had the worst headache between my mom calling me every two minutes for something that the aides could have helped her with, the financing department of the nursing home and the social worker of the nursing home and there’s also my job.
On top of all this Mom was told she can have her old room back which was a private room or to have a roommate on another floor which is near the nurses’ station. She opted for the roommate and also that floor was more her speed. Now Mom doesn’t want to stay there, complains every day to me about the roommate (this is only since Friday) and the food.
I am so tired, I don’t eat right lately, haven’t slept much, everyone keeps telling me I look tired (like I don’t have a mirror) and this was the week I was supposed to be on my cruise which I canceled because of Mom’s condition. I am glad that she is out of the hospital but tired and angry that I have to always be the one to pick up the pieces. It just doesn’t seem to end.