My mother has been in the nursing home since October of 2018. She has dementia. Yesterday the nursing home informed my father that their joint account could now be a problem for Medicaid which they could have told us months ago. They said he needs to remove her name from the joint account and she should have an account with no more than $2000 in it. I am confused as to why she needs an account at all. She has no reason to access the account and does not have the ability to ask someone to do it for her. It seem that this account would become a constant nuisance. I assume that the remainder of her S.S. would have to be deposited into that account which would require constantly transferring or removing fund to keep the balance under the $2000 cutoff. What am I missing?