Quit claim deed & nursing homes

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Icon Mini Profile Tutibaker

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:09 pm    Post subject: Quit claim deed & nursing homes

My mother owns her home, which is completely paid for. She may be looking at going into a nursing home but was told they would take her home. Someone told her to quit claim the home and they couldn't take it but someone else told her she had to quit claim it at least a year in advance. Are either of these correct?
Icon Mini Profile smithsussane

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Post Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject:

Hi Tutibaker!

Welcome to forums!

As far as Medicaid is concerned, yes, it has a look back period of 5 years. Any transfer within 5 years will result in a waiting period before which your mother will not qualify for getting Medicaid benefits.

Feel free to ask if you have further queries.



Post Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:59 pm    Post subject: Quit claim deed & nursing homes

What if she already has Medicare? If she needs Medicare to pay for services, up to and including nursing home care, will they look back 5 years and not provide the services she needs or are they able to reverse the quit claim and take her home? She lives in Tennessee, if that matters.
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Post Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:37 am    Post subject:

Hi Ang,

As you have spoken about the 5 year look back period, are you speaking about Medicaid?

As far as transfer of property is concerned, I don't think she will be able to quitclaim the property to you. Moreover if she has an agreement with the nursing home stating that she will pay the medical bills on a monthly basis, then the nursing home will never allow this transfer. They will rather consider this as a fraudulent transfer.


barbara ford


Post Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:52 pm    Post subject: paid home

lady does notwant to return to her home. she wants to give it me by a quit claim/quick claim method. eight now she is in the hospital. I have taken care of her for 12 years. Is this legal for her yo fo this?
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Post Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:01 pm    Post subject:

Hi barbara,

She can transfer the property to you using a quit claim deed. But a property transfer now will make her ineligible for Medicaid benefits for the next 5 years.

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