We are just beginning the process of sourcing out an assisted living facility for my 84 year old Mother who suffers from alzheimer's / dementia. The challenge is, Where do we begin? Mom is on a very fixed income, clearly not enough money to pay the monthly fees that most of these assisted living facilities charge, i.e., my sister in laws Father is going to be moving into one in the Joliet, IL area, which will cost $6000.00 per month. Mom only gets $2000.00 from SS. I understand that the state helps as well, however, I do not understand the process, as I have been told so many different things, from family and friends, which are all conflicting.
Any help would be extremely appreciated.
Thank you... G