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Will the government or state take my house if I go into a nursing home?

If you have planned properly for going into a nursing home and eventually obtain Medicaid benefits, your home is an exempt asset and protected from the creditors as well as protected from the Medicaid benefits that have been paid on your behalf in the nursing home if in fact you become Medicaid eligible. Even if you initially privately pay and run out of money, your home is not subject to the nursing home coming in and taking it because it is considered your homestead and is protected from Medicaid as well as creditors which would include a nursing home.