I've asked a lot of questions in the last year and this forum has been AMAZING. If you look back at my questions, it would appear my emotions have been all over the place. I think my father's suicide has made every little decision THAT much more complicated. Ugh. That is a topic for another day, but have mercy on me if I seem a little all over the place ;-)
Anyhoo....Back to considering finishing our small half basement for mom, to include a full bathroom and a narrow stair chair rail. She is MISERABLE in her AL facility and I do feel extremely guilty about this (again, another topic completely). I have not made any major decisions other than having a contractor we've used before come look at the space. She has offered to pay for any renovations, which honestly she would have to as we do not have a chunk of money sitting around. I'm thinking anywhere from 10-15K this may cost (still waiting for the estimate).
Has anyone had any experience with this or has any opinions on it from a Medicaid look back situation? I know if certain moneys are spent down incorrectly she could be penalized if one day she may need Medicaid care (I pray she wouldn't however). Wonder if home renovations would be penalized?
I know I may just have to call an elder attorney, but I thought I'd see if anyone had any thoughts.
Thank you in advance to all you helpful friends on here!