Not familiar with Medicaid Benefits? Let’s say Mom, a retired widower, is getting on in years. The winter holidays come, and you and your brother visit from your homes in other states. You see that she is struggling to walk, to dress herself, to cook and keep up with everything around the house. You’re in agreement: She needs help. You both would feel better if Mom had in-home assistance for a few hours every day to assure her well-being. Because Mom is only getting Social Security and a small pension as income, she believes she can’t afford the extra help. You and your brother support families so helping her puts a strain on you