My mother is in a nursing home. We are private pay at the moment. We will soon be spending down to get her qualified for Medicaid. The only things she owns is her home and it is not very valuable. Her household goods are not valuable either. Her grandchildren could use some of the furniture and dishes. Can we let them have them or would this be considered as transferring funds? She will probably be eligible for Medicaid in about 6 months. She will not have any money left to pay taxes on the house, but we can pay that rather than sell it. When she dies, Medicaid will probably take it, but we don't want to sell it now because we would just have to spend it down anyway. We are just wondering if we can give the contents of the house to the kids. The stuff is just sitting there ruining.