Mom is on Medicaid. I started looking at assisted living facilities in case she can't/shouldn't go back home right away after being discharged from rehab. I'm very confused about how she is supposed to use all of her social security income to help cover the cost of assisted living when some of that money is needed to pay bills to maintain her condo (condo maintenance fees, insurance, electric). We would like to leave the option open of returning when she is able to be "on her own" again. If she is able to also use veteran's survivors aid and attendance money, my understanding is that the VA contributes based on Mom's contribution (as in spending "all" of her income.) I'm overwhelmed trying to navigate this. I do have an appointment with the veteran's benefits counselor, so some of this may be cleared up, but I don't always understand the details he gives. Any insight into this dilemma would be greatly appreciated.