I have been providing full care for more than 2 years and it is becoming more difficult. I need to put my mother in a nursing home and was wondering when I should have her sign over the house to me? Before or after applying for medicaid? The house is in her name but I have been giving her care for more than 2 years at nursing home level of care (she has dementia). I was told that she could sign the house over to me since I was caring for her but I'm so worried it will become an asset for the state and I will lose the house.