A family I know is having to jump through all kinds of hoops because their Mom has been placed in assisted living and is running out of money. When her house was sold she divide the money 3 ways giving both her sins a third and keeping a third for herself. The son kept her at homefor two years and then decided to put her in a nursing home. They are having to come up with all kinds of receipts proving how her money was spent. Is it always this hard to get assistance from Medicare and Medicade? Are they suspected of using her funds inappropriately or is this just standard procedure when you apply for assistance.