The Benefits Of Medicaid
With the rising cost of long-term care, it is not uncommon for a nursing home resident to see a lifetime of savings vanish in a matter of years, or even months, to the cost of care and residence. Medicaid provides financial assistance to elders who qualify, but assistance is tied to strict asset and income requirements. With skilled elder law guidance, qualifying seniors can protect assets while maintaining eligibility for this much-needed assistance.
At Friedman Elder Law Department, LLC, we help Florida seniors navigate these complex issues. We are here to help you better understand Medicaid and what it can do for you and guide you through the process of qualifying for Medicaid in Florida.
What Does Medicaid Cover?
In Florida, Medicaid covers a number of needs for seniors, including care in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, medical equipment and personal care services. Programs within Medicaid include:
- Home and community-based service (HCBS) waivers: These benefits are designed to help seniors who live in assisted living facilities or who live at home but are not able to fully care for themselves without assistance.
- Institutional Care Program (ICP): This program provides benefits for nearly all nursing homes, including the finest facilities.
Attorney Heidi Friedman has dedicated her career to protecting the rights of elders in Coral Springs and throughout South Florida. Medicaid is designed to benefit you, and Heidi is here to make sure you enjoy the benefits to which you are entitled.
Get Answers From An Experienced Elder Law Attorney
To learn more about Medicaid in Florida and how it can help in your unique circumstances, speak with a lawyer who is highly knowledgeable in elder law. You can arrange a free initial consultation with elder law attorney Heidi Friedman by calling us at 954-546-7605 or contacting us online.