What defines “giving away money” that disqualifies a person for Medicaid?
My mother has both Alzheimer’s Disease and an ileostomy. Due to her AD she uses quite a lot more ostomy supplies than her insurance (which follows Medicare/Medicaid guidelines) will cover. I purchase all her additional supplies, averaging $300.00 to $600.00/month. My parents are currently in the Personal Care (aka assisted living) section of a graduated care facility. Within the next year or so their savings will run out. From time to time they write me a check for for $500.00, writing, “for all you do for us” on the memo line. Will these checks result in a Medicaid denial?