We are going to have to apply for Medicaid for my 90-year-old mother within the next 6 months. I have a 50-year-old joint savings account with my mother. The money in it belongs to me (not that it's much). She has not used the account in over 40 years. I was told since her name is on it, it will be considered an asset and I cannot touch it or close it now or it will jeopardize her eligiblity under the 5-year look-back period. I have lived with her for 1 year as her full-time caretaker and was hoping to stay here as I believe I can stay here until she passes and then Medicaid will execute the lien on the house. My brother wants to sell her condo before we apply for Medicaid to recoup money he loaned her over the past 4-5 years (for medical and living expenses) and then use what's left to pay for private nursing home care. He is the executor, but there was never a document stating he was a caregiver etc... He has his own documentation. Will that jeopordize the Medicaid process when they do the 5-year look-back?