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My mother has been in a nursing home for the past three years.  When she went to the home I had control of her funds through a power of attorney and have spent almost all of about $350,000 on her care. I did also make an investment that she and I had planned before she became incapacitated that did not work out.  We lost roughly $80,000 between the two of us.  Will this be held against her for Medicaid purposes? And if she has no money other than Social Security and two small retirement payments, what happens? 

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