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If person is in nursing home more than 4 years do they lose

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If person is in nursing home more than 4 years do they lose ownership in their debt-free home?
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Is the person having Medicaid or the state pay for their nursing home care?
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Or are they paying for their own nursing home care?
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Does the person have a spouse who is still living in the house?
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Barrister
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

No medicaid or state pay


Insurance plus own pay


 


No spouse


 


County in Florida - Brevard

Then no, the person would not lose any ownership of their home. As long as they are paying the taxes on it and maintaining the property so the city doesn't place any liens on it, they can't lose it.
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If Medicaid was paying for their care, they can place a lien on the house for the cost of the care and could force a sale of the property to reimburse them when the person passes. But if they are self-pay and insurance, this wouldn't apply.
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So no, if they are in a nursing home and are paying taxes and maintaining the property, they can't lose ownership.
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Barrister

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