I'm in the process of gathering all the information needed to apply for A&A. It is a bit overwhelming to say the least! I've been taking care of my mother who has Parkinson's for the past 5-1/2 years. She has lived with me the entire time. She's now to the point where the doctor has recommended hospice come in...not because she's at the end of her life necessarily, but because Medicare pays 100% of hospice services as opposed to home healthcare. And since she has Parkinson's she qualifies for hospice since it's basically a terminal illness. My question is this....if I apply for A&A, are her chances of being eligible good since we're not dealing with a home healthcare facility? My finances have completely gone down the tube the past few years due to having to quit my job to stay home with her full time. I hate to go through all this process if the aid is only given to certified facilties as opposed to family members who are caregivers. Anybody know??