Mother is in nursing home, money is running out soon. I am her daughter, but I don’t have durable power of attorney.What do I need to do,legally to sell her home, so that I can continue to pay her nursing home bill/utilities/property taxes/and medications?
ATTORNEY ANSWER BY MARGARET L. CROSS:
Under Medicaid, her home is a non-countable assets. Instead of trying to sell the house, you should consult with an elder law attorney about applying for Medicaid. In Florida, Medicaid can’t collect against the home after your mother’s death.
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