Oct 13, 2015 - 12:58 PM
The problem is neither Medicaid nor the nursing home is in the mobile home business. Both deal in money. It needs to be sold before the end of the month if possible. It must be sold for fair market value. If you are not sure what that is find an appraiser and get a value. You could call a used mobile home dealer for a price and/or to purchase it. If she has it on November 1 she will have too much money (over-resourced) and may not be eligible for Medicaid. If you list it for sale you may be able to get a good-faith effort to sell extension. In Alabama that only applies to real-estate. The owner of the park may be interested in purchasing it. If so, get an independent appraisal to set the price.
If nothing else works you can gift it to a family member that can sell it later and pay the money to the nursing home. The gift will incur a penalty from Medicaid but it can be paid back when the mobile home is sold.
You are in a tough position. Look for an elder law attorney in your area for further assistance.
Oct 29, 2015 - 02:12 PM