I went to an Eldercare lawyer who wanted to charge me exorbitant fees to rewrite my healthcare papers as well as rewrite my will which he had just done two years prior. He said they needed to be updated. I know he was just trying to get more money! So my question is now that I know it will be 5 years or less until I have to place my husband in a NH, what papers should I be saving? Do I have to save ALL receipts for 5 years? (seems impossible to keep it organized.) Or exactly what should I be saving and what should I not be spending money on in order to be eligible for Medicaid? I do know that I cannot give money gifts to my grandchildren, and I assume my children also. That is about all he could tell me besides I COULD spend money on house repairs and improvements. He said I could even take a vacation and it would be OK? I am so confused about this. Can anyone help me?