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Are There Any Government Benefits To Help Pay For A Nursing Home?

Here is a good question to ask before you need nursing home assistance, “Are there any government benefits to help pay for a nursing home?”

As time goes, on all of us will be wondering if there will ever be a need to spend some time in a nursing home. If you do not have long term care insurance that will cover such a stay you may also be asking, “Are there any government benefits to help pay for a nursing home?”

Are there any government benefits to help pay for a nursing home?

The answer to that question is yes there are government benefits that will help pay for a nursing home stay. That program is called Medicaid or Title 19.

What will Medicaid pay for in a nursing home?

There are a number of things that Medicaid will pay for during a stay at a nursing home. It will pay for a semi-private room and your food and care, doctor visits, and some medications.

Will other expenses be covered?

Other expenses that will be covered are; hospitalization and lab tests as well as x-rays, medical equipment such as wheelchairs, hearing aids and eyeglasses, some dental work will be paid for, and physical therapy. Medicaid will also pay for most of your other medical expenses.

Are there any government benefits to help pay for a nursing home?

The government has provided for an array of benefits that will pay for many health related issue including the need to spend some time in a nursing home. With these benefits you can be assured that your health care needs will be met whether or not you have health insurance to cover them. Long term care in a nursing home may be needed for many of us whether we can afford it or not.



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