My question as it relates to A&A and the application process is how do I show need when my 90yo dad has just started requiring extra assistance. He has advanced COPD and Congestive Heart Failure. He recently concluded a 12 day hospital stay in ICU and 24 days in rehab center. Thankfully he is home with mom now and has had 2 weeks of Medicare paid for nursing visits (2xweek) and PT and OT and we have also paid for private home care of about 2 hours a day. He and my mom are about to go into assisted living (within 2 weeks) at a cost of $6,500 per month (not an expensive place either). They currently bring in $3,000 month (ss, small pension, small Va service disability compensation of $599 is included in that total monthly earnings). My 3 brothers and I are going to pay for shortfall but can not sustain for very long without a VA benefit. If they haven't moved into assisted living yet how do we show need? Thanks so much!