My mother recently had an ischemic stroke and was left without the ability to walk, use her left arm, and see out of her left eye. She has no health insurance and the hospital will not release her unless into a rehab facility. They are recommending a long term cycle, possibly a year.
Her only source of income is an alimony check and her only possession of value is a house that is too big for her.
This is her 3rd stroke, all the results of a lifetime of smoking.
Now, my questions. The doctor mentioned declaring her disabled, fighting for health insurance, and checking her into a rehab facility that way. Is that advisable? What obstacles am I likely to see in this? What are the lasting effects of declaring her disabled? Her monthly alimony is around $3000/month, I'm correct in assuming she cannot qualify for medicaid, right?
Is the best option to sell the house, buy her a smaller one and pay off her medical bills? I'm pretty lost and I'm looking for the most advisable way to handle this. Is there some sort of professional whom these questions are better suited?View Thread