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My mother has been in an assisted living home for 3years this

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My mother has been in an assisted living home for 3years this Dec. Her actual money will run out about next July. She had $167,000 in assets and I have been paying her bills out of that. Will I then be responsible for her care. She lives in Indiana.
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In a situation where a person has spent down their own assets paying for their care to a level below $2,000, then Medicaid will typically kick in to start paying for their long term care. Medicaid does not count someone's home as a "countable asset" when determining eligibility, although they can file a lien against the person's house that is only repaid after their death. But if she doesn't have a house, then Medicaid should kick in to pay any care costs after her assets reach that $2000 level.
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But no, you would not be personally held liable for payment unless you signed a personal guarantor agreement when mother was initially admitted for care. They often try to get a family member to sign one so they have someone on the hook for payment if the patient runs out of money and didn't apply for Medicaid.
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