Medicaid Start/Stop Rules
I am in the process of trying to get my sister who is currently in a nursing home approved for Medicaid. The nursing home says she qualifies. If she is approved, then at a later date it is determined that she can return home with some at home health care, does her Medicaid stop? Does it just re-start if she is hospitalized again down the road, or do we have to go through the whole application approval process each time she is hospitalized?
She owns a home, however she has lived there with her boyfriend for 20 years. He is currently in the home. I am paying to maintain her home, but once she is approved for Medicaid, and it is officially determined she will not return home, I plan on having her boyfriend take over the bills on the home. Since he is very bad with money I am sure it won't take long for him to miss payments and fall in arrears. Can I just let the home go unmaintained and let the city take it for back taxes?