Today, after months of trying to find a solution, we are bringing my dad home. He fell in December and suffered a massive head injury and has been in the hospital for 100 days. Those of you familiar with Medicare know that 100 days is a magic number. It is the maximum number of days that a patient can stay in a facility.
We had tried to move him to a nursing home, but I got scared when they first wanted me to be the guarantor for his expenses and then again when they wanted me to sign a promissory note with my house on the line.
I love my dad, but I am not willing to lose my house.
So, my husband offered to move in with my dad at his house. We are scrambling to find skilled nursing help with the little we can afford. He will be on hospice.
Really, I just can't help thinking this is the craziest thing we have ever done. I just don't seem to see a lot of other options.
So, thoughts and hope our way as we muddle through this.