Receiving Care at Home Paid for By Medicaid
In addition to providing Medicaid benefits to pay for care in a nursing home, New York has a Medicaid benefit to pay for your care received at home. This Medicaid benefit provides assistance for basic needs including assistance with dressing, cooking, travel to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, and maintenance of the residence including cleaning, laundry, lawn care, etc. Medicaid will pay for individuals to come into the home to assist with these needs. The community Medicaid program provides assistance for as little as two (2) hours and as much as twenty-four (24) hours per day depending upon the need. It also permits you to have family members, friends, or acquaintances be the care provider.
With planning we can help you become eligible for community Medicaid benefits in no more than thirty (30) days. Obviously, receiving care at home paid for by Medicaid benefits will enable you to stay home longer and reduce the amount of assets lost paying for nursing home care.