I am looking for long-term care for my mom. I have enough money to pay for her care for 3 months; then she will have to be on Medicaid. The nursing home she is currently in does not have a bed, so they are looking for another place for her. Most places want to see private pay first-getting your foot in the door, so to speak. I am extremely worried I won't find a decent place for her in time. I just had a home leave me a message about care, but the reputation of the place is not good. Do I go ahead and place her, or gamble on waiting to hear from someone else?