Mother in nursing home as Medicaid-pending. If family signs over SS checks and pensions, would there be any any negative consequences to her only source of equity, her house? My brother and I hired an elder-care att for the 'life of mother's case' at $6,000. After the att did a couple of administrative changes to documents, he went AWOL, so for now we do not have any legal authority to get information from. To put this in more context, we are now getting pressure from the NH to sign over these documents, and we JUST found out that the eldercare lawyer won't be in the picture. We plan on getting additional legal advice but were wondering if anyone has dealt with a similar situation for which the signing of the SS and pensions to the NH caused irreparable damages to mom's status? Thank you for any help.