My mother is 85, lives alone, is excruciatingly lonely, and in relatively good health. She does not own her home. Has $1,250 month social security and less than $50,000 in savings. We looked at a nearby assisted living community. The least expensive room is $1325 per month. She would go through her savings relatively quickly and then what? The counselor at the assisted living facility told me that mom would qualify for Aid and Attendance through the VA. I looked on the website and it directs you to the local office. I'm wondering if it is worth it to take a day off work and take Mom to the VA to pursue qualification of this benefit.