My mother was in a nursing home and on Medicaid. She has a higher income than most--in tax exempt status she brings home ~$3400/month. Her share of cost to the nursing home was $2879. She recently moved into assisted living. I received a Notice of Action from Medicaid and they are stating she needs to pay her share of cost of $2179 PLUS the facility's room and board so the combined total is more than she had to pay in the nursing home. I'm confused as the social worker told me since she would have sufficient funds to pay the entire amount in assisted living, she may go off Medicaid. What am I missing here?