Medicaid is a program jointly administered by the Federal and State governments that is designed to provide a safety net for very low-income senior citizens and other disadvantaged individuals. It comes in two parts.
Community Medicaid can provide assistance to live on their own, while long term care Medicaid is for those individuals who end up needing custodial care in a nursing home because they cannot perform the Activities of Daily Living on their own, these activities being:
- Washing and grooming
- Transferring [being able to get in and out of bed or in and out of a chair]
- Walking with the use of an assistance device [walker, wheelchair]
To give you the best overview on all of the information you will need regarding Medicaid, I have broken the information down into several parts that are the most popular topics relating to Medicaid:
- What are the primary differences between Medicare vs Medicaid?
- Does Medicaid provide dental coverage? And how can I find dentists that accept Medicaid?
- What are the Medicaid eligibility requirements?
- And how to apply for Medicaid, especially if you are looking at Medicaid assisted living options in terms of a nursing home for you or for a loved one.
These are the most common areas of Medicaid that people have questions about, and having had to go through the process for my mother, I completely understand what you are going through…and that is why I have placed this information here for you.
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