Need to spend some unexpected money mom received to Medicaid requirements. Reimburse funeral expenses ok? When my father recently passed away, Mom got a bump in her SS income that the nursing home isn't claiming. We need to spend down her money. Options we are looking at are: (1) getting her a electric bed, so she can raise and lower her head without waiting for an aide, (2) letting her give money to a sister who needs repairs on her home - (what are the limits on her giving money?). (3) Reimburse family for the money we gathered for her funeral when we thought she might die earlier this year (she's rallied quite well and surprised us all!). We are also in the process of transferring POAs to 2 new sisters, so we have to decide rather quickly what we are going to do. The ombudsman I spoke to this afternoon wasn't much help, so I don't know which option is best, allowed, or if we are missing any choices. HELP!