I understand Medicaid looks at family care giving as a gift. Still, mom pays $1,000 a month at my home for care giving. I don't need the money, it just makes me feel better. I plan on paying it all back if she needs to go on Medicaid and keep accurate records to that end.
I consulted with an elder law attorney. He explained what we all know -- that it takes a special contract and the family member must keep a daily log of what's been done. I'm not willing to do that. Ridiculous. So I'll pay it back.
However, there are three of us living here. Is she allowed to pay her way? One-third of the electric, gas, water, garbage, real estate taxes, food, maintenance, etc.? Does anyone know the answer to that?