"The nursing home will do your application for free"... FALSE!
The nursing home may offer to complete the Medicaid application for free or a low fee, but, the fact is that the nursing home will require that you spend down all of your savings before they do that application for "free.” To be fair, in truth, applying for Medicaid is not a nursing home’s function. The outcome from a nursing home applying for Medicaid is not the same as what can be accomplished by actually working directly with a Certified Elder Law Attorney. We recently heard of a case where a married spouse was in a local nursing home facility on private pay for almost 5 years! Most, if not all of that money could have been protected for the community spouse still living at home.
Too often, elders and their families believe that they need to spend-down all their money on the nursing home before the elder may qualify for Medicaid benefits. For more information on how we can help your family plan for the future, call us at 855-503-5337 to schedule a consultation.To learn more about this process, be sure to check out our website: