We are moving my mother-in-law with dementia to assisted living in NC from GA home (our home for 18 years) to be close to my sister-in-law. According to our research, she has to establish residency of 90 days to apply for Medicaid (she has no money/assets/anything and only $872 a month from social security). It seems to me this puts such a burden on the family as there is no place for her to stay to establish residency. Does anyone know if moving straight to an Assisted Living can bypass this 90 day residency rule when applying for Medicaid? My sister-in-law has gone to Medicaid office and this is what they tell her, but in my looking around I think I saw a form can be filled out to bypass this.