My 87 year old mother has been living with me for 4 years. She has Alzheimers and is slowly but surely becoming less mobile. I would like to have a plan in place to transition her to an ALF or nursing home but don't know where to start. She has a very limited income so priviate pay facilities are out of the question. Does she apply for Medicaid first and then visit facilities that are Medicaid waiver? Is it worthwhile to hire a geriatric care manager to help? What about companies that claim they can get you Medicaid qualified? Any advice is greatly appreciated.