nursing home in WI with Medicaid, others in house

If the only asset your mother has is her house, she should immediately qualify for Medicaid in a long-term care facility such as a nursing home. That’s because in all 50 states the personal residence is an exempt asset (as long as the net equity in the house does not exceed $543,000 (or as much as $814,000 in a few states).

According to the federal government Medicaid site (

Nursing Facility Services are provided by Medicaid certified nursing homes, which primarily provide three types of services:

*Skilled nursing or medical care and related services;
*Rehabilitation needed due to injury, disability, or illness;
*Long term care —health-related care and services (above the level of room and board) not available in the community, needed regularly due to a mental or physical condition.

A Nursing Facility is one of many settings for long term care, including or other services and supports outside of an institution, provided by Medicaid or other state agencies