Does anyone have experience in moving a loved one to another state for care and qualifying for Medicaid?
My mom (mid 70s) has lived with us for approx 20 years due to chronic pain, headaches and disability. Up until the last 5 years she has been able to be relatively independent. However she has developed dementia. She no longer drives, manages her own money, cooks for herself or is able to manage her meds or doctor’s appts. She only recognizes us occasionally as her children but knows that we love her and she loves us. Today she can currently still manage most activities of daily living with little help will soon reach the point of needing more socialization, memory care and support than we can provide her in our home.
After nearly 20 years of being with us the plan with my sister and I is to move her to a care facility in Minneapolisto be near my sister who can continue to look in on her. My sister is in full alignment and is just beginning the search for facilities. Mom has limited funds. Based on current out of pocket costs the assets will be exhausted after 9-12 mo of care.
Anyone have experience with how to research live in facilities in area around Minneapolis, MN that she can access now (or within the next year) that will take Medicaid when she qualifies as her funds run out? I have both financial and healthcare POA.