Dad has lived with me for the past 2.5 years. He is requiring more care than we can provide at this point and we are looking at nursing home placement. I would have to file for medicaid for him on his behalf. I am POA. We have some items in my home that have literally been destroyed by my dad that we would like to replace out of his money before we file for medicaid but want to make sure we are documenting it correctly to avoid a penalty when they do the look back. The items are the carpeting in his bedroom, a recliner chair, and a mattress. The carpeting he inadvertently spilled tube feeding on and it now has a large 18 inches diameter area in the very center of the floor that is hard as a rock. Have had it professionally cleaned to no avail. The carpet was new when he moved in. Due to incontinence issues and his dementia he has also managed to ruin a queen mattress and a recliner chair. So how can we get these items replaced and document it properly. You can not see the damage to the mattress and chair. It is a smell issue. And the spot on the carpet (it is a dark carpet) doesn't photograph well.