Update: Keeping Our Fingers Crossed

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Update: Keeping Our Fingers Crossed

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512px-Fingers_CrossedMy disabled sister has recovered from septic shock (and the negligent nursing home fiasco) and is ready for discharge from the hospital. They have said she needs assisted living not skilled care. Here we go again. The reason why she ended up in that horrible facility to begin with was because it was the only placement they could find. I learned that it was a "intermediate care nursing home" that Medicaid would pay for since she wasn't assessed as needing skilled care.

Nearly all of the assisted living facilities have raised the minimum age to 65 and she is only 55 on Disability, Medicare and Medicaid. There was a program in Illinois to allow Medicaid to pay for parts of assisted living, but a moratorium has been put on that…. so much for all the research on that.

My oldest sister talked to the administrator of the facility that my mom was in for seven years, first in the dementia unit, then in the skilled area. They also have assisted living apartments. (The administrator worked with my sister on the cost since her SSI will not cover all-- and I'm sure the fact that my oldest sister makes annual donations to the facility ever since my mother had been there certainly helped.) They have agreed to take my disabled sister pending a review of her medical records. Here is hoping her psych issues/history doesn't halt the process.

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Jean, this sounds like a promising solution. I hope it works out.