What happens next?
My Mom's on hospice. I've been living with her/taking care of her 24/7/365 with no respite since her stroke 9 1/2 years ago, while working full time (we have a caregiver that comes when I'm at work). Mom has been receiving 20-25 hours/week of homemaker/caregiver assistance from the county (Illinois) since her stroke. She did not qualify for Medicaid. My question is, what happens to Mom's home when she passes? Will it have to be sold or does it go to me? My brother is her POA and doesn't know. Mom has no will, no other assets. I'd like to continue living there. I feel very unsettled about my future living arrangements. I do still own my own house and carry a mortgage on it, and rent it to my son. My family is OK with me having Mom's house, they don't expect anything out of it, I just don't know if it will be taken by the county or not. Does anyone know?