How would we afford a nursing home for my mom?
My mother is on Medicaid in a state-run nursing home. She is completely immobile, has numerous chronic illnesses and needs 24 hour skilled care. Without Medicaid, my 75 year old father would be completely unable to care for her, nor could he (or his family) ever afford to hire 24 hour care for my mother. I am grateful every single day that Medicaid is available and my mother can be in a safe environment.