My mom currently suffers from early onset dementia and memory loss. She currently resides in assisted living in NJ. I understand that one of the requirements for Medicaid is that you have hardly any income. But, the other physical exam part I do not understand. The facility she is currently in states that because mom does so well with maintaining her hygiene and doesn't need assistance with walking, showering, etc. that she most likely will not qualify for assisted living. The only assistance she needs is medication management, meal reminders, and reminders to make sure she is drinking fluids. Does anyone know if this is enough to qualify along with minimal income? We did do a trust and she is currently on year 3 of the 5 year lookback for NJ Medicaid. I just wish I knew that she would be able to stay there and that Medicaid would assist her financially to receive the care she needs. I have been very stressed over not knowing what will happen to her when her funds are gone and if Medicaid will approve her or not. Her doctors know she cannot live alone, but Medicaid sends out their own nurses for evaluations. Can anyone offer any advice or their experience or knowledge on this? Thank you so much!