Can I get paid back for Mom's mortgage payments?

1 answer | Last updated: Sep 17, 2016
A fellow caregiver asked...

My mother still owns her house and is in assisted living while I am paying her house bills. If she goes on medicaid can I claim my own losses when we sell her house before paying medicaid back?


Expert Answers

Barbara Steinberg is the CEO and founder of BLS Eldercare Financial Solutions, which specializes in helping families pay for long-term care for their loved ones. A registered financial gerontologist, she speaks regularly on the topic of paying for long-term care and is a financial expert for Caring.com.

Yes, you can be reimbursed from the house proceeds for the money you spend keeping up the house. Be sure to keep documentation for everything you spend.