Here we are…

Hi friends!  Welcome back to “The Over 50 Corner”!

Sorry for the delay in posting this last week but, you will know real soon the reason why,

My 92 year old mom has been staying with M. and I while my sister has been out of town, which brings us to the reason why this posting is late!

Bright and early Sunday morning, we had to take her to the hospital emergency room due to strange symptoms that are not considered normal and…we are still here!

Not wanting to take your time, it turned out to be a bleeding ulcer!

It may sound harsh but, my siblings and I have been considering finding a place, that some would call a nursing home or assisted living or rehabilitation or whatever you choose.  What we didn’t know, was the “qualifications” needed to be admitted, if covered by the insurance companies or the cost if not covered!

Well, let me tell you, it’s NOT cheap!

I know that some of you have had this experience of having a parent living in one of these establishments so, you probably know what I am talking about! So, what are we to do? Medicare and Medicaid are such confusing words! I guess this is the time to start learning what they can or can’t do as we just might need them some day in the future!

Note: In an attempt to have her admitted to a physical rehab establishment just went down the tubes as the hospital Physical therapist tested her and informed that no therapy was needed and that a doctor’s order would, most likely, would not be issued.

Our search now begins for a new “home” for mom.

So, here we are!

Thanks for taking the time in reading this posting!  Remember, your comments and suggestions are always appreciated, especially now!

Until next time!  See you again at “The Over 50 Corner”!








4 thoughts on “Here we are…

  1. Precious Fred! First of all, please know my heart and my prayers reach out to you!

    I’m sure you have seen the ads for “A place for Mom”. We reached out to them when they first were available as our Mom needed a place during that time. They are a wealth of information!

    Don’t know if your Mom is on medicaid yet or not, but if not the process takes a while, and she must be all but broke to qualify, so start that process as soon as you can.

    Also, not sure if you know about benefits for WWII widows, but that’s a benefit she may be intitled to! Look into it if she maybe eligible, could be about a grand a month!

    Again, you are in my thoughts and prayers! NOT EASY!

    Mary b


  2. Hello Ms. Mary! I saw, “A Place for Mom” website after contacting “Caring.Com” and have been “bombarded” by places offering a tour. Unfortunately, most of them are high priced and out of our range. I have started the Medicaid application because, as you say, she is “all but broke” (and so will I ). Thank you again for sending in your comments and this suggestion is really appreciated, as I need all the help I can get. Take care and thanx again! Fred


  3. Fred, I hope your Mom is doing better. My thoughts are with you as you go through this process. It’s not easy, but as you already know from M’s experience with her Mom, once you find her the appropriate place, you will feel so much better that she is well taken care. In my case, it was my mother who asked me to look for an ALF for her so that made the decision a lot easier. I used the services of A Place for Mom, but in the end it was a friend who recommended the ALF I finally chose for my mother. Word of mouth is the best resource at your disposal, so ask everyone you know who has an elderly parent. My mother has been residing at her ALF for over two years now, and it was the best decision for her and our family. Good luck in your search!


  4. Hello Ms. Mayra! Thanx again for your comments as they are welcomed and appreciated! Well, preliminary results indicate that, there is going to “trouble in paradise”! We will have to roll with the punches and take it “one at a time”.
    Thanks again for sharing your experience, it really gives me an indication of what’s in my immediate future!


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