My grandfather is going to require long term/nursing care. He is currently in a rehabilitation facility and I understand he basically has 20 days paid in full by Medicare and the next 80 would be covered between Medicare and his supplemental insurance as long as he is showing improvement under Medicares standards. He had pneumonia, a UTI, had fallen and has dementia. He is showing some improvement with PT at the rehab center but they aren't sure its enough for Medicare to keep him there. We've been encouraged to look into long term care and have looked at a few facilities and is on a waiting list at the place he's currently at as I think the transition would be smoother for him. My concern of course is financial. The rehab facility in Norther Illinois is lovely but very costly. He does have some assets that He would go thru very quickly. the staff there assured us they would assist him once his money ran out they would assist him in applying for Medicaid but I've reviewed Medicaids policies and from what I can tell he doesn't qualify for even when his assets run out due to the amount he makes per month between social security and pension. They've told me on more than one occasion not to worry. I don't want him to be in a situation where he runs out of money and cant pay for the care he has and needs to move. Also, he has a majority of his money in a trust. does that change anything ? I know this Is very specific so even if yu hae a suggestion on who I could speak with it would be great. eldercare lawyer?