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Will Medicaid pay for expenses in a nursing home?

 

Medicaid is a federal program that helps many different individuals that have limited income and resources. In most cases, if the person requires medical care that a nursing home will provide certain costs may be covered. In order to receive the basic health insurance that Medicaid provides a person must meet specific requirements as designated by the state.
 
In the majority of states across the US if a person must move to a nursing home after being hospitalized for three or more days, the person may be entitled to Medicaid. However, this does not meet that everything will be paid for by Medicaid.
 
Medicaid will cover custodial and nursing home care for individuals that are in financial need, however, the must not have resource such as real estate that could be sold to cover the costs of the nursing home. States regulate the amount of income and other resources a person may have before they can receive Medicaid benefits.
 
Another thing to remember is that not all nursing homes except Medicaid. You may not be able to choose a nursing home of your liking or one that has the best quality care.
 
Before doing anything at all, you should talk with Injury Attorneys to learn your rights and the regulations that govern Medicaid in your state. Before sending loved one to any nursing home, do your homework. Learn as much as you can about the staff and the treatment of the patients. Just because they accept Medicaid, does not make them the best quality nursing facility.
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