We have looked into Medicaid. What I found was not what we expected. Everyone I've spoken with seems to think this is the way to go? I learned that if you have any assets that they become the Governments property when the person passes, this includes bank holdings, home,etc! This is called " State Recovery", which means that you will forefeit all assets to the government!!! No one tells you about this peice of information. Unless you get the assets deeded over to a family member prior to getting on medicaid your "up the creek without a paddle" as they say. So when I hear people saying "why don't you get on Medicaid" I cringe! Do your homework on the subject first before giving out this advice, it just might save a lot of heartache down the road! I know it helped us out.....emmensly!