My father has been in a nursing home since Feb of 2012 and on Medicaid since Dec of 2012. Since then he spent everything down but during the time between going in and getting Medicaid he paid his house mortgage. Once on Medicaid his house was given back to the bank due to the value and what he owed, about even. The nursing home has him owing $13,000 (time between Feb and Dec when he was under their care but not paying anything) and he has $2,000 in his bank. How can he spend that 2k with the 13k bill over his head? I'm POA and don't want any problems with the nursing home after everything. My father wants a new TV and give savings bonds to his grandchildren for birthdays but I don't know what I can touch.