Regarding the five year look back when a patient has to go on Medicaid, what happens when the person has gifted money to someone and that person has blown through it and has no cash and no assets themselves? If the person cannot afford care, what happens? I am asking because my mother keeps wanting to give money to two of my destitute brothers. I know that if she runs out of money and needs to go into a nursing hoe, they would not be able to pay the money back to Medicaid. Does Medicaid just leave the person at the curb?