This must be an unusual question because I can't find suggestions anywhere. I'm hoping this forum can give me some ideas. My mother is in late stage dementia and has been in a nursing home for 3 years on Medicaid. According to the NH, in our state of CT, she gets to keep $60 a month from SSI and $90 a month from the VA. I find it a challenge to keep her bank account below the $1600 maximum so that she continues to qualify for Medicaid. A haircut in the facility costs a mere $20 and she definitely wouldn't enjoy or need a haircut every month. I buy her clothes, shoes, special toiletries, treats from time to time but $150 a month is alot to spend on these kind of items. I bought her flowers, seasonal decor gifts, cozy outfits and blanket, Alzheimer "toys". I'm at a loss of what else I can use this money on. My mother's dementia is at the point where she wouldn't enjoy leaving the facility so going out for lunch or ice cream is no longer a possibility. She already has a TV in her room that she doesn't watch. The nursing staff suggested a medical recliner for her room but seriously there is barely room for that and I know she wouldn't use it. She spends most of her days in her wheelchair in the community room. Recently I've had a massage therapist come in to give her a chair/hand massage which she enjoys. I will continue to do that but I need some ideas for more big ticket items so that I can get her account down to a balance that is easier to maintain under the limit. I know, its a ridiculous problem to have. Does anyone else have this problem? Does anyone have some ideas to spend money on for a late stage dementia resident of a nursing home?