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Patricia Grace founder & CEO Aging with Grace
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Eldercare: Ask an Elder Law Attorney: Medicaid and the Primary Residence
Q. I’ve been told that if we put our mother in a nursing home, we must first spend down all her assets before Medicaid will kick in. But her major asset is her house. In this economy, with houses not selling, how will that work? Does Medicaid put a lien on the house and get reimbursed after it sells?
Also, my sister currently lives in the house. Is she allowed to continue living there until the house sells?