I want to move Mom out of Assisted Living and take care of her myself. My lawyer said that it would be better to put Mom on Medicaid and get paid as her caregiver than to use her Aid and Attendance. She is already receiving A&A. NY State Medicaid pays terrible caregiver wages. And Medicaid is the last resort. She is not ready to go on Medicaid. I have researched this to death on the internet, the VA site and other care giving organizations for the last 4 months. If I do a caregiver agreement, will Medicaid disqualify her if she needs Medicaid later down the road? He keeps pushing for Medicaid when I told him I want to do a caregiver agreement. He said that Medicaid can come back and have me repay them for monies my mother pays me. I thought there was just a penalty period with Medicaid where she would be ineligible. Sorry if I'm being repetitive. How did all of this get so complicated anyway?