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This is one of the reasons our government (only a small reason)is in debt. Fraud.
This is in the state of Indiana. His bills were etween150,000 - 200,000. The tax pagers had to pay for this.
Did one of his children or grandchildren live in that house with him fo two years or more and care for him in such a way that it delayed his needing the nursing home? If so, he can give the house to that person.
If he needs public assistance to pay for the nursing home, then he is expected to use all of his assets on his own care first. He could sell the house and use the proceeds to pay for NH and then go on Medicaid when that money runs out, or he can keep the house and the state will have the right to recover what they spent on his care out of the sale of the house after he dies. Note that he will not have the means to pay taxes, insurance, or upkeep on the house while he is in the NH.
States are not equally aggressive in how they "recover" funds from a house.
In general, persons going on Medicaid typically don't have anything of monetary value to pass to another generation.