In my community, there is a household with only an older grandmother and her 18 year old granddaughter. The grandmother has been in the nursing home for about a year and the granddaughter has been told that their home must be sold to pay for nursing home expenses.
I've googled on this issue and I'm not sure if this advice is correct. This family has no other assets/incomes except for their house and I thought that the value of the house was exempt from the $2,000 asset maximum for Illinois Medicaid.
Does anyone have any links/advice for this situation?
Note - I'm not sure if the grandmother is actually on Medicaid yet or not. If the grandmother is on Medicaid, it could be that the nursing home is charging a rate higher than allowable and is trying to collect the difference by selling the house. Or it could be that the nursing home has certified that the grandmother will not be able to return to independent living?