Paducah, KY asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Elder Law for Kentucky

Q: Can an elderly person sell their home to family if they are already in nursing home paying privately?

Grandmother wanted to give me home before she had a stroke and had to go to nursing home. Can she still sell me the house from the nursing home? I keep telling her I don't want to get into legal trouble. I am her power of attorney we are paying for her care out of pocket so medicaid is not involved in the care yet. I know I will have to sell her house eventually but she would rather it go to me.

1 Lawyer Answer
Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Yes, presuming she is in her right mind and still wanting to transfer the house to you. I would NOT use the power of attorney to sign for her if she is of sound mind and can sign herself bc the POA use reeks of undue influence (even if there is none).

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