My question involves a person located in the state of: Michigan
Mom is a nursing home for the second time. Certified as disabled by the state and receives benefits. Currently a "private pay" resident of a nursing home with no plans to return home due to the 24 hour care needed. Nursing home admissions wants us to file a Medicaid application so they can submit it. We cannot afford an attorney as this all happened so fast. Free legal aid here is limited on what they can assist with. Here are my questions:
1. Can she be evicted from the nursing home while in "pending medicaid" status in Michigan? She's on about 12 meds a day, cannot bathe or even apply her own briefs. She can't cook or make her own meals either. She will run out of money by the end of this month.
2. Can she continue to pay her rent for her duplex this month, while she still has the ability to do so in case she is kicked out? Otherwise she will have no place to live.
3. She has no car (she can't drive) owns nothing (no home, she rents) besides personal property and some cash that is going to be gone after paying for this stay in the nursing home. What are our options to keep her in the home while she waits for medicaid?
Thanks for the help.