My mom is on Medicaid, is in a skilled nursing facility, and receives $30 a month allowance. Her checking account has a fairly steady balance at about $1700. What is allowable spending? She doesn’t need anything that would cost a lot and has no space in her room for much. Can she give small monetary amounts (less that $50) to family members for Christmas and birthdays? I don’t know what to spend it on, and as selfish as this sounds I don’t want Medicaid to get it when she passes away. That $1700 is about all she has and it shouldn’t go back to the government. Thanks for any assistance.
When all is said and done, the 1700 and any amt from the PNA will go towards her estate. They do not go to Medicaid.
One day the government is going to say no more and families are going to be caring for seniors regardless of what is going on with them, it is unsustainable because people cheat or hide assets.