My dad has been in a nursing home for 3 months now on Medicare. He is paying $585 per month. I was living with him in his home. He no longer can afford to pay the bills at home and stay in the NH. I am his child and handicapped. Completely dependent on a wheel chair. He will need to apply for Medicaid soon. We live in NYS. I was told the only way they would not put a lien on his home is if a child was living in the home who was handicapped. Does this mean a child under 18? Because I am 53 and very worried about them taking our family home.