My husband, age 66, has Medicare and a supplemental plan. I am 62 and pay an exorbitant amount for lousy health insurance, like a lot of others. Hubby is disabled and becoming more so as time goes on. We subsist on his Social Security which leaves us with under $100 left each month. We have a tiny savings. Our home is not paid off and even the car is leased. My question is, if he needs to go to skilled care, and there is no doubt in my mind that time is coming, how do we handle it? How will I maintain my own life? My mom, who is in a NH and on Medicaid, could only have $1200 in assets before they would approve her. Will I still receive my husband's Social Security if he goes to a nursing home? How would I even go about handling this? What will happen to me?