Valuable consideration in home for caregiving for Mother.
My mother's home has been titled in both of our names as joint tenants with right of survivorship since December 2014. I have been living with my mother since 2007 providing care for both her and my late father (he passed in 2010) since 2009. My mother wanted to title the home in both our names to show her appreciation for my care, and because she was worried about what would happen to me after her death as I could only work part time since 2010 due to having to care for her. My income was greatly reduced. My younger daughter (age 21) also lives with us and helps with care. My mother has been completely bed bound since November 2014, and just recently developed a bedsore. The home care agency that we were referred to called Social Services for the State of Connecticut as they were concerned that my mother is sometimes alone when I work or have to run errands. Social Services is forcing her to go on Medicaid which will give her full time care. I have been very overwhelmed with caring for my mother, especially this last year. My concern is what will happen to the home, which is our only asset? I know that Medicaid will take out of the home the cost of caring for my mother. I was told that I could apply for valuable consideration proving that my care has kept her out of a nursing home for the past six years. Has anyone had any experience with having to prove that their care has kept a parent out of a nursing home? I have literally given up my life in caring for my mother. I cannot work full time, have any kind of social life and my finances are depleted because of not being able to work full time. I am fortunate to work 25 hours. I am 60 years old, and my mother is 87. I am burnt out, worried, anxious and I am afraid my health and well being are at stake. The home needs a lot of work, but could probably sell in this area for at least $400,000 as is.