Can Medicaid make me leave the home my mother owns and I live in as her caregiver?
My mother and I live in Alabama. I've lived with her in the house she owns (My name is not on the deed.) and been her caregiver for 6 years, and the house is willed to me upon her death. However, she is thinking of entering a nursing home because her condition is beyond what I am able to take care of alone and hired aides so far are not up to the task. If she does go into a nursing home, she has a little money that would be gone through first, then Medicaid could take the home. Can I live here until I die or otherwise move, or will I have to vacate immediately? I am disabled and receive a small Social Security check. Without this house, I would be homeless. I know spouses can stay in the home until they die or otherwise leave it. Can I do the same considering how long I've lived here? Thank you for any help you can offer.