My Mom is the widow of a WWII vet. She does not need medical care in the home, just necessary supervision and aid in daily living, which my husband and I provide, unpaid. We fear that she will out live her savings and are wondering if these benefits might help. How do we determine the value of the care we provide, if it is unpaid? Is the benefit received designated exclusively to pay for specific care,or may it be used to cover general living expenses in order to help keep her in her home? We are fortunate that her needs are not greater, but are eager to apply for any benefit that she is entitled to.