My mom needs a new television. She needs to spend some money as she is on Medicaid Waiver and her account has went over $2,000. All she has is her checking account, but the store won't take checks. How would I go about purchasing this with her money so as not to make it look like she's giving me money.
I have POA so I could get cash out of her bank account, I could even transfer to my account, but I'm being very careful because it's likely she will go to the Nursing Home soon and she's already on Medicaid Waiver for home care so she would be on Medicaid from day 1.
My other question is how do I prove that I'm spending the money on her and not buying stuff for myself? I think it would be obvious that a 96 year old lady would not be using a table saw or a $400 computer printer but a 32" television she should be able to take with her to the Nursing Home.
We need to keep her account spend down to $2,000 but we also need to be mindful of the 5 year lookback.