I have both durable power of attorney for my mothers finances as well as her health care. She is alert and able to make decisions. she has instructed me to take reimbursement for my expenses such as fuel, lost wages etc., prior to paying any costs associated to her admission into a nursing home.
Estate Planning Attorney
I would have written contract with mom concerning her wishes to pay or reimburse you for expenses.
This will avoid conflict with siblings later.
The answer given does not imply that an attorney-client relationship has been established and your best course of action is to have legal representation in this matter.
Mr Pippen offers sound advice. Get it in writing and have mom sign the letter and have her sign the check for reimbursement. Be sure she puts in the memo part that it is a reimbursement. Document this transaction and any other fully and get an estates attorney to assist you here. Watch out for any gift tax implications.
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Guardianship Law Attorney
You need to consult an attorney and get a contract to perform those services. Medicaid recongnizes the contract and won't treat any payments to you as a transfer. If you just make payments to yourself, they will question it and may impose a penalty.
I would be happy to meet with you on this matter. But don't do self Medicaid planning as that can cause a lot of problems. There are other possible benefits to explore, Veteran Benefits, etc.