Family member in nursing home and about to receive an inheritance following the death of another family member. I’m DPOA/MPOA. What can these funds be spent on? Funeral arrangements are already paid for, no debts to pay off, nursing home room is already overloaded with new items from a previous spend down need.
I too think u need a Elder lawyer to answer this question or talk to the Medicaid caseworker in charge of family members case.
Perhaps some could be spent on some kind of experience or consumable items? Is there anything that the family member still enjoys? You might be able to work with the facility’s activity director to make something happen.
Live music? Animal visitors like schools or libraries do for kids? Participatory food demo like churning butter or making ice cream? Prepaid flower, fruit, or treat deliveries? Candy bowl with refills to share?
One if last things my aunt really enjoyed doing before she went to memory care was a helicopter ride. Maybe a visit by a curator from a local museum of interest with a few props to pass around?
If yes, I would think the inheritance would be used to pay for the nursing home care. After the inheritance has been used, then Medicaid will kick back in.
Don't forget, Medicaid is taxpayer funded.
I was looking at having to spend down with my mom already in memory care.. my county office of aging said an iPad is ok… so maybe a nice laptop ….Could eat a small chunk…?