If a client requires home health care or perhaps institutional health care, then perhaps a Medicaid application is required. It is of utmost importance that an experienced elder law attorney assist in the completion of the Medicaid application to protect as many of a client’s assets as possible. Failure to do so can be a costly mistake. Most clients of a nursing home are able to get the assistance of Medicaid to procure payment, but only if they are Medicaid eligible. Owning your own home does not necessary exclude you from having Medicaid pay for your nursing home needs. But it is important to plan ahead.
There are many nursing home that will offer to apply for Medicaid for you. However, it is not that simple and can come back to hurt you later. If proper planning is not done ahead of time, then even though the nursing home can apply for Medicaid for you, it does not mean that your application will be accepted. You may still be found responsible for a bulk, if not, all the costs associated with nursing home costs.
Call and make an appointment for a free consultation with an attorney who is Elder Law certified. It can make all the difference.