It’s Friday!!

Only my Friday was actually yesterday this week.

When you read this, I will be on vacation!!!!!!!!  Only it’s a working vacation, going to clear out my mother-in-law’s house up in Yankee-land.  She’s living in an assisted-living facility and we have to clean out and sell her house to pay for it.

Medicare won’t pay for assisted-living and neither will Medicaid, so the funds from the sale of the house have to go to pay for it.  When those funds run out then she has to move to a regular nursing home and Medicare/Medicaid will cover it.

It’s complicated.

Anyway, I’m outta here for a while.

But, I’ll leave you with a few little tidbits sprinkled throughout my “time off” (ha!) and I’ll be back before you know it.

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Posted on March 16, 2012, in In All Seriousness, Posts, Too Much Information and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. “Medicare won’t pay for assisted-living and neither will Medicaid, so the funds from the sale of the house have to go to pay for it. When those funds run out then she has to move to a regular nursing home and Medicare/Medicaid will cover it.”

    That seems weird to me. Is nursing home care cheaper than assisted-living? At least with assisted-living I expect that she’d have more freedom and perhaps preserve more dignity. Are they saying that such considerations are immaterial?

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