I would greatly appreciate it if anyone that had experience and/or knowledge about elder care and medicare would reply with any helpful information or links to relavant URLs: My elderly father has recently been diagnosed with Alzeimer diease. It is apparent that he will soon need assisted living. According to a family member (who has the power of attorney): Assisted living facilities in Florida have an initial fee of $200k just for entry, and $3k/month thereafter. My father will not qualify for medicare if he has any assets whatsoever, except for a single home and car. 10 years after my father passes away, medicare will confiscate all of his former property and collect any outstanding debt from his heirs unless his estate and will are correctly arranged by a attorney specializing in elder care law. There are only 400 such attorneys in the country. The fee for the service of the attorney under consideration is $16k. I find the above rather hard to believe. Does any one know if any or all of the above is true? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.