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TaraG

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So mom may have to go to assisted living or nursing home for dementia and may have to go straight to state run Medicaid place. I’ve only heard bad things about these places. Does anyone have experience with this?
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Splotchy
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Medicaid programs vary from state to state, so you may want to find resources in your own state to evaluate the homes you are considering.  In my state, there are no separate homes specifically for Medicaid patients.  Various nursing homes serve private pay patients and Medicaid patients together.

My mother is in a home that has both, and it is clean, quiet and pleasant, but I have another family member who is in a different facility and his is noisy, run down and busy.  That is why it is important to do your homework. Also, a lot depends on where beds are available.  

There are a lot of resources on line, including this link:

https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-and-you/index.html

Good luck. Having been through this with several relatives, I can warn you that this process is  time consuming and draining.  If social workers or hospital staff want to help you, let them.  Many employers also have employee assistance programs to help employees find eldercare, so use it if you have one.  (We just used it in our family last week!)  Accept all the help you can find. Take care.

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Splotchy
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Here is the specific part of that medicaid website that addresses nursing homes:

https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/ltss/institutional/nursing/index.html
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TaraG

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Great, thanks again for all your helo
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