A Social Services worker who was here once told me that in this state, because I have lived with my mother in her house for more than 5 years providing her care, that a nursing home can't touch the house. Is that correct? To my understanding, that would mean that the house would not need to be sold in order to qualify for Medicaid, because it is exempted, correct? If that is the case, if the house were to be sold by me after her death in a nursing home, or even while she was in one, I would still need to divide up the monies from the sale between the siblings, per instructions in the will or trust, correct? At least, that's what I assume would have to happen following her death, but what if the house is sold while she is still alive? What happens to the money from the sale in a case like that? Would I need to bank it until she dies, and then divide it up? ...or... Does the fact that I have lived here for more than 5 years give me some kind of special privilege in that I could take sole ownership of the house? I am the POA, and would be the successor trustee of her revocable living trust, following her death.