My father died 10 years ago and recently my mothers health has taken a downward turn. When my father died he did not have a will so under GA law 1/4 of the house went to my mother and the other 3/4 went to us 4 children. We are currently trying to sell her house to get her into something more manageable but wanted to take the Medicaid 5 year lookback into consideration as a nursing home was probably in the next 2-3 year future. We are trying to evaluate the options to protect as much of the selling price from the lookback. The Real Estate Agent is encouraging each of us siblings to sign over quitclaims of our ownership portion so that my mother can sell the house (we are all in agreement that she get out of the house and downsize and no matter how the money is distributed, we will all will put aside for her care); however, I feel that if we do such, then that money will essentially be hers at the end of the sale and essentially subject to the lookback. (even if we each get checks down the process I fear a quitclaim being signed, as suggested, would relinquish our rights and turn the check into a gift rather than a separately recognized transaction. Ahhh Any advice would help!!!