In most cases, the home cannot be transferred to an adult child without jeopardizing one’s eligibility for Medicaid. (Medicaid has a look back period that if one is found to have violated by gifting assets or selling them for less than they are worth, a period of Medicaid ineligibility will result). However, there is one exception known as the caregiver child exemption or caretaker child exception. This rule allows a parent to transfer his/her home to his/her adult child under the following circumstances without violating the look back period. First, the adult child must have lived with his/her parent at least two years prior to the parent moving to a nursing home or assisted living facility paid for by Medicaid. (Please note that it is care services Medicaid pays for in assisted living, not room and board). Second, the adult child must have provided care that delayed the necessity of the parent moving out of the home and into a nursing home.