My father and stepmother have been separated for over ten years and have had no contact with each other in that time. Neither believed in divorce and refused to even discuss it. Alimony was never an issue because they each had equal income. They live in different states with my dad residing in Florida. Both are on the title to the Florida home as well as a home in TN. A relative just informed us that stepmother is in a nursing home, has Alzheimer's and is on Medicaid. I have no idea how she got Medicaid with owning two homes. Her family refuses to give us any info. Dad (90) moved in with my husband and I about a year ago and we recently got him to agree to sell both houses. He hoped she would agree to sell the homes, split the money and he could use his half of the equity to pay for his long term care. This new development puts a kink in the plans. Can anyone tell me if a spouse must be notified, required to sign the Medicaid application or must supply evidence of income/assets? Also, is it possible to receive Medicaid without the spouses knowledge? My concern is that he won't be able to sell the homes because of MERP and will have no assets for a nursing home if needed.