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Moving from Florida to Illinois will complicate elibility. Speak.with an elder law attorney. She will have to spend down her assets before she becomes eligible for long term care under Medicaid.
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You can put her in a home and spend down her assets till she qualifies. Once the home sells, do not mix funds. If you wish to pay yourself, create a paper trail by entering into a rental contract with legal help. If she is incompetent now, then it is too late.
Or she can live with you and you can pay hired help. Ideally, when assets are down to less than a year, is a good time to get her in a high quality SNF where she will transition to Medicaid. Make sure it accepts Medicaid. Often people wait too long and their LO is places in the first bed available. The good ones have wait lists, but when already a private pay resident, puts her at the top.
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Medicaid is for those who no longer have any savings to pay for their care. Please go to the medicare/medicaid site on the computer and check with your state on "qualifications for medicaid in Illinois". The search engine will hook you up on the site for good general qualifications and information. Good luck.
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It depends on what type of Medicaid she needs. If she needs Medicaid health insurance then her monthly income is what determines her eligibility. If she needs long term care (nursing home) then she can have a house, a car and $2k in the bank.
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