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Does Medicaid help pay for a nursing home?

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Medicaid is a federal/state health insurance program that provides medical care benefits to low income Americans who meet certain requirements. Nursing home care is covered through Medicaid, but the requirements and covered services are very different from state to state. To be eligible for Medicaid coverage, people usually have to spend all their assets first. This means they might pay for nursing home care out of pocket initially. Once their money runs out, Medicaid would kick in. It's a good idea to work with a lawyer who specializes in elder law when determining Medicaid eligibility.

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

Helpguide.org.

Medicare.gov.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 18, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

Helpguide.org.

Medicare.gov.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 18, 2018

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