Her only income is $1500 a month in SS. I have been paying some of her bills for the past couple of years and she planned to pay me back once the house sold since most of it was put on a credit card, about $5000. We had hoped to set aside the rest (her house sold for $100,000) for her long term care and funeral expenses. She had been living in a retirement community but fell and broke her hip and is going to need long term nursing home care. They have recommended we apply for Medicaid. We close on the house August 10th. Will she be able to pay me back and can we set any of it aside? In the future I had hoped to have more options for her long term care - in other words not limited to just facilities that take Medicaid.