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Thank you so much to those of you left comments and reached out after my last post. It meant a lot to me, and I'm sorry that I didn't respond individually. Things have just been happening so fast.

My mom can't go home without 24-hour care, so she needs to go to a rehab... BUT she doesn't qualify for rehab under her insurance, which will only pay for her go somewhere that she would be able to work for 3 to 4 hours. The social worker at the hospital doesn't think she's up for that, and neither do I. Unfortunately that means the only option is to switch her to long-term Medicaid, which means she would have to give up her apartment.

A permanent move to a nursing home. At 62. Because she is poor and I am barely making ends meet and government insurance for the poor is crap. (But still way better than it used to be, which is sad.)

Also, for a day or two we thought that she was going to be able to go to the place right behind my apartment, which is really nice. Seemed too good to be true, and of course it was. They don't accept long term Medicaid, and we are learning it is hard to find ANY place that does. (Even though 62% of nursing home residents are on long-term Medicaid.)

So everything continues to be really overwhelming and frustrating, and I'm just trying to take it in chewable bites. So much of it is out of our control. All of it, really. So I wake up and wait to find out what the next piece of bad news will be.


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