It looks like I will be moving my 98 year old mother in with me soon. She can stay in the nursing home as long as she is doing therapy for her hip but once we reach the point that Medicare will no longer pay, she will have to move in with me. All of my bedrooms are upstairs so I guess that means I will put a bed in my dining room. I have no clue how we will get her in and out of the bathtub but I guess we'll figure out something. According to Medicaid, the only way they will pay is if we sell my son's house (see my other post) and we're NOT going to do that. If things were normal, I might have the energy to fight the system but with the $#!+ storm that's been going on in my life lately, there's no way. I give up. They won; they don't have to pay for her. A $2500 house (at best) is worth taking her out of care for. What a bunch of idiots! In addition to that, if difficult child gets custody of his 3 kids, they will probably be living here too, at least until he's able to fix his house (half of the foundation is torn out at this point and it has no plumbing) and that probably won't be till at least spring. I'd like to disappear but they've all spent all of my money so I probably could buy enough gas to go about 25 miles. Happy Holidays.