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My wife’s mother has been judged to be in need of long-term memory care. She has been approved for it, to be paid by Medicaid, but doesn’t want to go. She would prefer to stay in her apartment (which she can no longer afford) and have us pay the difference, or else move in with us.
We can’t take care of her. We are both over 70. She is incontinent and needs memory help. Can she be forced to accept the approved memory care facility?
My mother has been in a long-term care facility (for dementia) for two months. We cared for her at home as long as we could. The facility recently filed for Medicaid for her and found out she has CDs that we were unaware of (she put me on them as POD).
What should we do now? Should we pay the nursing home out of those CDs, or am I entitled to a portion of them? Obviously she will be denied for Medicaid upon these new findings.
My sister asked me to be joint owner on her checking account. Will being a joint owner open me up to liability to pay any debts not covered by the joint account? Specifically, are my personal finances and property outside the joint account at risk?