She can use the money for the assisted living but it won't last very long. Then when the money runs out, can she qualify for medicaid? How does this work? None of us kids can afford to pay for her assisted living, so we were hoping that medicaid would cover it, but because of the CD's she has I'm sure she won't qualify. She had saved it to leave to us kids, but we do not want it and told her to use it for what ever she needs it for. Or maybe if she could have someone come in everyday for home health care, that would help - just to make sure she takes meds and eats and showers, but how expensive is that and if she uses her money for it and then it runs out can she get continued care through medicaid? Help! We don't know what to do!