My mother is in a nursing home and when medicare ended, we decided to take her home and do the best we could. Several times we were approached by the social worker at the home to apply for medicaid. Several times, I declined because I really didn't want her to remain in the home indeinitely. After much prodding and even a subtle threat of reporting me to the SPA, I relented and applied for medicaid. Every day it is something new with these people. They assured me that it would only be a short stay and since my mother has not assets, she most likely will qualify. Now it seems as if they have "jacked" up the bill and I have asked them, with no clear answer, so I am in stress. What if she doesn't qualify for medicaid? What happens with the bill at the nursing home? She has no assets, property -- nothing. How do we pay for that bill?