I can have my mom placed in the nicer, local assisted living facility. Otherwise, she can apply at one of the places that are out of town and not so nice. The woman said that my mother would have to have at the very least OVER $42,000 in her OWN assets in order to be considered for their assisted living facility. And based on what I told her she does not feel she would be eligible for nursing care living. What the heck are we going to do? My mother goes home this coming Sunday - she misses her cat and so my loco sister is taking her home. The sister who lives near my mom is arranging for a caseworker from the state department of aging to come assess my mom, which is excellent - that will get the ball rolling at least. This stinks.