Can you combine assets from two households, buy a new home together and protect the assets of the elderly parent from the government?

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My 85 year old Mom would like to move in with our family instead of assisted living. However, we would have to buy a larger home to accommodate moving her in with us. Is it possible to combine the assets from her house and ours into a new home and also protect her assets in the future? We are concerned that if, 3-5 years from now, we were unable to care for her in our house that Medicaid would come after the assets she put into the new house.

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