My mother in law in is a nursing home for 7 months. We have $100,000.00 in savings for her care, We are waiting on the VA to see what she will qualify for. We currently have her house up for sale. Can we give a cash gift to children or an all expense paid trip from grandma? What i worry about is if she lives a long time 87 now and runs out of money, then we have to go on title 19 can we get in trouble for gifting cash or trip. Will they come after us and make us paid it back ?? We live in iowa Thanks Dee just now sure what to do?