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Trials and tribulations about nursing home placement.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

I went through the grueling process of deciding to place my husband in a skilled nursing facility.

Well almost 3 months after getting the application handed in and touring the facility, he is here with me in the condo I purchased. I had to "spend down" so Medicaid would accept us.

I moved us from a lovely apartment in a great Independent Living complex. It seemed perfect. But renting would not "spend down" our money. I really do not want the responsibilities of owning a place. But here we are. AND I have no aides to help me care for hubby.

I think I explained that problem in an older blog.

I yesterday toured another nursing home. The guide was very clear about the delays in getting a person in. Many kinds of people will have priority over admitting my husband. Darn. I thought the first place I applied to would be quick . I was told people from our Independent Living Facility would have priority. Not so. Rehab patients have priority. They added a new out patient rehab and those people apparently are filling the beds in the skilled nursing area.

I am quite deflated now.

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