I am in the midst of all the rules, regulations, paperwork and headaches of getting my 89-year-old mom into nursing care. She never could have navigated this process! Mom had a little bit of money, so I sought out an elder care attorney to help me through the process. I will ask his opinion as well, but wanted to hear others opinion on how to plan for this for myself if I should ever get to the point where I can't take care of myself. I am divorced with no children and have no close relatives who will be able to help me. I am 63 years old. I am by no means rich, but I do have assets. What happens to someone like me when I get old? Who does all this paperwork and running around? What happens to my assets? I do have a will and POA, leaving things to a relative, but will they get any of that if I need nursing home care?