I am in the process of advance planning. The NOLO website states that the state can recover medicaid funds my mother would receive by putting a lien on the house that we co-own or state it's rights if the house is in trust or in a will. In order to keep this from happening, I would need to show proof that for 2 years before her application to Medicaid that I have provided care that delayed her institutionalization. (And I would have to live in the house with her - which I do). Currently, our deed shows that we are tenants in common...something we did not pay attention to 5 years ago when we bought the house. We plan to change the deed to joint tenants with right of survivorship. But, I also want to have all the correct records I need in place to show Medicaid I am entitled to keep the house.