My mom and grandmother have been living together for a couple years in a house with both of their names on the deed. My grandmother has been slowly deteriorating in both physical and mental health for a few years which is why she moved in with her.
We actually think she may have a form of dementia but she denies having any mental/memory problems and gets very angry if we say anything about her changing.
However, lately she has been much worse. She gets very angry and paranoid about my mom. She treats my mom terrible even though she’s the one who has always been there for her and does everything for her. I hate to see my mom getting torn up from the way my grandmother is treating her.
Just recently my grandmother has threatened to check herself into a nursing home because she doesn’t trust my Mom and doesn’t want to live with her anymore.
My question is:
Since my mom and grandmother's names are on the deed to the house will Medicaid be able to force my mom to sell the house and give them my grandmother's half of the house for repayment?
My mom isn’t worried about finances, she’s just worried about her mom of course. But the thought of them forcing my mom out of her home is terrifying. Does anyone know if they can do this?