A recent thread has lead me to believe it may be useful to start a discussion on how to place loved ones with dementia or a progressive illness who live with you in a SNF or Memory Care facility. Mainly for those who cannot afford the upfront out of pocket costs for these facilities. These folks typically will have a small SS check or pension, no savings or property and have not yet applied or are in the process of applying for LTC Medicaid. They need now or will need soon 24 hr care and the family is not able to provide it. Paying for in home care is not an option either. What is the best way to have them get the help they need? What are the resources available? How can we as a society best advise and help? Also, different states have different Medicaid rules, what are experiences people have had in different states? Does anyone have any experiences, positive or negative, that would be useful to share? Any other ideas along these lines would be helpful as well, hopefully we can get a better understanding and help some of these people who have had problems getting proper help for their love ones.