My friend is caring for his 99 year old grandmother. He has to work, and cant care for her 24/7. He recently brought her home from the hospital, but hospital doctor wonít have her admitted to a nursing home because he said that there is nothing really wrong with her. How can this be? She is so weak at her home, and now has to stay in bed until someone does everything for her. Does anyone have any ideas, or info to help in this situation. If he has her admitted to a nursing home, Medicare will only pay about 40 percent and its 12,000 a month. He canít pay the difference and she relies on him about 100 percent. Help. A person lives to be 99 on a fixed social security income and the government wonít do anything about it. I don't understand.