i agree with JKnick. You should consult an estate planning attorney, preferably one with a geriatric care manager on staff. These firms, when set up properly can help you with your options for his assets. There will be a period of spend-down of his assets, but they can also advise you on what parts can be protected via things like Miller trusts, gifting, etc. Most of the time there is a 5-year lookback though, and this is why it's important to consult a lawyer who specializes in this field. Good luck to you!