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Would checking account be safe cause my name has been on the account for 10 years. By safe I mean, the assisted living/nursing home isn’t going to scoop it up. I want to be able to use it for medical help if needed.

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Yes he has income that will be able to afford it for assisted living. However if the time comes, he ends up in a nursing home he will need some sort of help. He has Medicare, social security, and a pension. If I hire medical help for him during his time in assisted living, will I be accountable or is that money as much mine?
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Are you Dad's Power of Attorney?

I take it he's in the hospital now and will be discharged to a rehab facility?
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Does Dad have other resources to pay for Assisted Living? The ALF will certainly expect to be paid. Whether the source of the funds is a bank account or the sale of stocks or winning a sweepstakes, they won't care.

If his checking account isn't touched, how is the ALF going to be paid?

Is Medicaid involved at all?
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