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  •  Medicaid rules will vary from state to state. I (6+ / 0-)

    was pointing my opinion towards those that voted Republican and/or don't care to find out how Medicaid actually works.  Not towards those that are trying to do right by their parent(s), which it sounds like what you are doing.  

    You wouldn't believe how many people think that either Medicare and/or Medicaid will pay for all nursing home costs and whatever assets the parents have will go to the kids instead of the parents care in old/frail age.  There is an inordinate amount of nursing homes that are not much more than warehouses as the children seldom ever visit.  While it's not unilaterally true that all the kids don't visit, it's not uncommon for children to visit less often after the first couple of years of their parents admittance to the facility (for any number of reasons).

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