Mom is not on Medicaid, and probably will not have to go down that road for a couple of years or so if I sell the house now. I am thinking ahead, and the house needs to be sold now to pay for memory care, The facility has a 2 yr pay down before they accept Medicaid. I know Medicaid has a five year look back. I am in the process of fixing up her house to sell. Some painting, fix up the yard, things like that. I would like to reimburse ourselves for expenses (paint, plants, etc). Not a lot of money, and it will raise the sale price of the house and benefit her so I feel we should be able to claim out of pocket expenses for materials (no labor as me and husband will be doing the work). If I keep receipts and reimburse myself will that work, or will Medicaid frown on that? Should I be purchasing these things from her checking acct, (I am on the acct) and keeping all receipts, or just purchase myself and reimburse from her acct? I’m trying to keep myself out of trouble for the future if we have to file for Medicaid.
Mom is in memory care, I’m not telling her I’m selling her house, and she wants to go home. I am dpoa and this is a terrible job to have.