This is regarding a medicaid recipient who is in a long term care nursing home. She entered in possible after March 1, 2005 but I'm not sure if she was on an interest list to enter or what. My question is the family thinks they have to sell the home because once they take her out of the nursing home they might want to recover for services medicaid provided, and the spouse is still alive and remains in the home how would we work this out and keep medicaid from recovering the estate when the spouse or medicaid recipient dies. Does it have to be a certain amount of time after the spouse dies or the medicaid recipient dies. Please let me know, and can they sell the house while the medicaid recipient is in the nursing home. Her name is on the deed and the spouse both .