My Mom lives with me and my wife. I am thinking of putting my name on her checking/savings account, and this is her only asset. If I am on her checking/savings account which currently has $34,000 in savings and has $1550.00 deposited each month from SSI. If at some time later on she applies for Medi-cal (in California) because she needs to go into a nursing home because we can no longer take care of her (my wife has been disabled for the last 10 years) will all of the money she has spent since she lived with us be subject to a 'look back' to see how she spent her money? I realize that they will use all of her remaining savings to pay for the nursing home until it is depleted, but what about money already spent? I ask only because she does pay for groceries with her credit card (that she pays off each month) and movies, etc, but doesn't give us 'cash' in lieu of paying us rent, etc, She feels like she wants to 'contribute' but we don't want to jeopardize her future Medi-cal eligibility or have to pay that money back. Thanks!