My mom is in assisted living now and my father passed away 11 years ago. I have to clear out the family home and am wondering if anybody has any good tips/advice. I'm planning on donating the furniture to Goodwill. In case my mom has to go to a nursing home in the future, is it okay if the furniture is donated (I'm aware of the 5 year look back)? Or, does Medicaid consider furniture as "assets" and expect family members to sell the furniture for profit? I'm trying to do this as quickly as possible because I live two states away & I feel as if a donation would be a nice gesture. Plus, I don't feel as if the furniture is worth a whole lot to go through the trouble of inviting strangers in to shop. I just don't want to jeopardize a future Medicaid approval in case they think of furniture donations as "gifting!" I appreciate any input, thanks!