After months of meeting with an elder lawyer, collecting all the documents needed, my mother's application for Medicaid was finally submitted last week. Now the lawyer tells me I must arrange for an evaluation (2 in fact) to prove that she does need 24/7 care. I didn't know about this. And apparently the evaluations take 3 hours! What on earth do they do - does anybody know? This process is never-ending. Fingers tightly crossed that she ends up getting Medicaid after all this.