My 96-year-old mother has mild dementia, is almost blind, has trouble dressing herself and has trouble getting in and out of chairs. She applied for Medicaid 7 months ago and all they tell me is it's pending. Her doctor says she needs a nursing home. She only has SS of $1125 per month. What can be done to help her now? I do have POA for her health and finance. I am getting ready to move out of state. If she does get in a nursing home and her Medicare does not cover the cost from days 21-61 of her 100 days. Can I be held accountable to pay for these days if I have moved and she still does not have Medicaid?