My father went into a nursing home in January. He was previously on medical assistance because of his low income but once he was approved for long term care, we were told by the county that his house needed to be sold because all of his SS income would be going to the nursing home. Since he still had a mortgage, we had to sell his house before it went into foreclosure. I did pay a couple of months of his mortgage which I feel I will have no problem reimbursing myself from the proceeds of the sale. However, I wonder about the 100+ hours of work I missed and multiple 400 mile round trips I had to travel to go down and clean out his house before we could sell it. Also my mom (divorced, so had no obligation) who was helping me, had to board her dog for these trips which added up to over $1k. What things can I get reimbursed for without the county making a big deal of where the proceeds went? He's only got about $6k more than the allowed $3k.