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1. He is 86 years old and single.
2. He lives alone in a rented house.
3. He has no assets other than $1500 in the bank.
I've done some research and discovered that his social security monthly check is above the poverty level and Medicaid is not going to be easy to obtain if he needs to live in a LTC facility.
Seems like a conundrum. If he had no family and no friends and his mental faculties diminished or he couldn't do 2 or more of the ADL's, how would he survive? Nursing homes start at around $3500 a month.
Anyone have any personal experience with this scenario?