My mother has recently moved into Assisted Living. She is 90 years old. She recently fell and fractured her back and has been in Skilled Nursing for a month. Doing well overall and going back to Assisted in a few days. Talked to the Social Worker at Skilled today and asked questions about long term care in a nursing home if needed. She told me to apply for Medicaid but when I told her my Mom brings in about $3200 a month she told me that Mom would probably not qualify. This is very discouraging because there is no way she can afford a nursing home and there is no way my wife and I can afford thousands a month. She has no assets whatsoever. Just her monthly income which does cover Assisted Living but leaves her absolutely no extra money. What can we do? She is the widow of a Veteran but someone told me she makes too much to qualify for that as well. Right now she is okay, but if something happens we are in a world of hurt. We do not have room for her in our home, with another dilemma being my wife's Mom is 90 years old as well and starting to become frail. There is no way we would be able to care for both. Any advice? Thank you!