Mansfield, OH asked in Elder Law for Ohio

Q: I own my home, I filed a paper of transfer the ownership to my husband upon my death.

I worked n a nursing home 26 years, no thank you. It looks like hospice for me, we have wills and living wills. He has Tricare for life and so do I. He is my sponsor, I have no children and my two sisters have their own issues and are well off. What else do I have to do to keep me at home. I have over 59 conditions, i can have no surgeries, and there are issues that must be watched.What more do we need to do?

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Mary Ellen Leslie
Mary Ellen Leslie
  • Elder Law Lawyer
  • New Albany, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: If your deed is a "joint with right of survival" deed with your husband, h the ownership will transfer to him upon your death. If you have to go into a nursing home, on Medicaid, your home would be a "protected asset" so long as your husband continued to live there. Whoever is named as an agent on your Health Care Power of Attorney, your agent would be able to advocate for your remaining in hospice, if that were your wish, and you otherwise met the qualifications for hospice care.

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