Please, forgive me if this is addressed somewhere else. I am new and I've tried to search for what I'm looking for--My dad, 81, has Alzheimer's and diabetes and is in the hospital for "numerous strokes" which he can't remember. He has been in the hospital for 5 days, and at times has insisted he's not had a stroke, or is not in the hospital, amongst other things. Physically, there was no damage, but with the Alzheimer's we can't tell how much damage may have been done to his memory. We do know he has been worsening steadily before the strokes and at any given time may be aware or not aware. My mother (76) has Parkinson's, COPD and diabetes and is barely able to get around. They have both been able to take care of each other up until dad's strokes, but it has been becoming increasingly difficult. I just found out about this site and this pension, and I need to know if I can apply for both parents at the same time, and if so, how do I begin? Mom totally went to pieces today at the thought of him being discharged and her trying to care for him. Right now my husband and I both work, but we don't make enough to pay for assisted living, and my parents would be wiped out in no time if they were to pay for it. I'm scared to death at this turn of events and at a loss as to what to do between now and the time they "might" qualify for aid. Please help me get started....do I make two completely different claims? Does it matter that they live together and can't take care of one another much longer?