My mother is currently doing rehabilitation in a nursing home. She is a resident of Ohio, as of now the best option for her is to be placed permantly in the nursing home. We hope to bring her home someday.
I agree with the other attorneys however, I would add that there are exemptions to transfer the home, potentially to a child that has resided in the home as a caretaker for the parent for more than 2 years. There is also an exemption from the transfer penalties for a child who is considered disabled.
If you intend to bring her home, you may need to do some extensive care planning and asset planning to be able to pay for that care utilizing her remaining assets, other than and including the house. Home care can cost anywhere from $15-$30 per hour. There are some Medicaid programs for that but depending on your area office on aging, that can be challenging.
I mostly agree with the fact that this is not a DIY solution. Each county is different and there are key dates to start planning that are triggered by being in the nursing home.
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My father is an elderly with alzheimer's. About 8 years ago he was very sick to the point he couldnt make medical decisions. So my brother became his first poa and i his second poa. He has been living with my brother now for about 2 years. prior t...
While Guardianship is the best way to deal with the decision-making authority, knowing how to get the best care to prevent yourself from becoming overwhelmed is critical. You should be sure that you are accessing all the services that can help him. Then you need a plan to get that care paid for without running through all his money. There are services through Ohio Medicaid that can help with home care and related long term services and supports. If your father was a veteran during a period of wartime, you might be able to access healthcare and pension benefits for him. Seek out a Certified Elder law attorney with a life care planning practice model. A firm with a social worker on staff full time is in a unique position to help you!See question
Whenever a person is going to potentially need Medicaid or long term care within 5 years, any transfer should be reviewed by a Certified elder law attorney. That said, just putting a son on a deed will not protect it from Medicaid and may compromise Medicaid eligibility depending on the jurisdiction. In Ohio, depending on the type of deed, the gift of 1/2 of a property could be considered an improper transfer. Putting a child on a house, however, can compromise the house, especially if the son has creditor or divorce issues. Best to consult a Certified Elder Law Attorney in Colorado. I recommend checking www.lcplfa.org or www.nelf.org for finding someone in your area.See question
I have had a problem with an aid so they transferred her out of my Mother's unit. One day while I was visiting she came walking in the room While my Mother was sleeping. I didn't know what was going on so I said what's up and she quickly walked ov...
While it is impossible to know if that is abuse, you must trust your gut. If possible, call a care planning meeting to address this situation. If that doesn't solve the problem, consider a different facility. If you are still having problems with the facility, consider contacting your local long term care ombudsman. Document your interactions with the employee in writing and communicate with the administrator. Your mother has rights and you should feel a comfort level with her care at that facility.See question