This is for my son and DIL; I volunteered to help them research their solutions. Her mother has lived with them for the last four years. She is only 82, but is totally blind and has fairly advanced Alzheimer's. She needs round-the-clock supervision and help with all of her activities of daily living, and they just can't do it anymore. My DIL has developed a serious medical condition, my son is at full stretch taking care of her, their son, the household and the finances. My co-mother-in-law's only income is her late husband's social security; she has no savings or assets; her only real estate is a rural property on which she is a tenant-in-common with her sister (also blind) The "kids" understand the basics: documentation needed, look-backs, future Medicaid lien, etc., but the question is how to start to process moving. Is the first step to get a recommendation from her doctor? To apply to Medicaid? To find a nursing home? All of these simultaneously? Should they have an attorney's help from the beginning?