My grandmother is 96 and recently broke her hip. She has been at the hospital for 70 days and has been told she will no longer walk on her own.
Her total assets are $42,000 in a bank account. She has no debt, she rents, she does not own a car (can't drive) and she needs long term care. We would like to buy her a car to keep at the nursing home so we can drive her on errands or to the mall.
My understanding is that as long as the car is used for her, even though she's not driving it, it can be excluded from her eligibility calculation. Are there any restrictions on what type of car she can buy ?