My Mom, a widow of WWII vet (2010), has recently begun living in an assisted living residence. She is paying, but we want to be able to let her live as long as possible without exhausting her funds. Those funds took a big hit after Hurricane Sandy when her home was flooded, and she had no Flood Insurance. This not only ate up savings, but decreased the value of her home, which is now being sold. She also was diagnosed with Myeloma about the same time. Should we hire a lawyer, or is just doing the paperwork properly enough? Are there advocates that can advise? Appreciate any assistance.