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The importance of Medicaid benefits

Medicaid benefits can be important for many families and older Americans. Medicaid is a federally mandated healthcare system for low-income Americans that is administered by the states. Medicaid is also funded by both the federal government and state governments. As of March 2018, greater than 67 million people were enrolled in Medicaid.

How is Medicaid eligibility determined?

There are federal healthcare programs that can be very beneficial to certain individuals. Medicaid is a healthcare coverage program that is administered jointly by the federal government and the Government of New York State. It provides coverage to adults, children, elderlies and those with disabilities. According to federal laws, states are required to cover certain groups of individuals under this health program, based on certain parameters, in addition to mandatory inclusions such as low income families, pregnant women, children and recipients of Supplemental Security Income.

How is Medicaid eligibility determined?

Medicaid is a healthcare coverage program that is administered jointly by the federal government and the Government of New York State. It provides coverage to adults, children, elderlies and those with disabilities. According to federal laws, states are required to cover certain groups of individuals under this health program, based on certain parameters, in addition to mandatory inclusions such as low income families, pregnant women, children and recipients of Supplemental Security Income.

What is New York's NHTD Medicaid Waiver program?

Like everyone else, elders in our society have the right to be in control of their lives, the right to take risks and overcome them and the right to learn from that experience. Sadly, advanced age often comes in the way and it becomes difficult for the elderly to perform even some of the most basic day-to-day tasks. In order to address this issue, the New York State Department of Health administers the Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Medicaid Waiver, which is a Home and Community Based Services program.

What is the New York State Partnership for Long-Term Care?

In the advanced stages of life, home care, nursing home care and living assistance are some of the various realities that many individuals and families need to deal with. These services are often expensive, which means that many people usually rely on federal and state government assistance to make sure that the final years of life are spent comfortably and respectfully. One such assistance program that people in New York should know about is the New York State Partnership for Long-Term Care.

Understanding Medicaid Spend-Down

Medicaid is a program funded jointly by the federal and state governments. The federal government sets certain parameters that all states need to follow, but the actual administration of the program is managed by the state, which means that benefits and coverage for someone in New York may be different from the benefits and coverage of someone living in another state. The main purpose of Medicaid is to provide healthcare coverage for people with limited income.

Consider planning for care during Long-Term Care Awareness Month

November is Long-Term Care Awareness Month. Many New York residents may want to take some time in the near future to consider what options they would like to take advantage of in the event that they need such care. The majority of people over age 65 will need long-term care at some point, and planning for care can prove invaluable.

Plan ahead to address long-term care costs

While New York residents may not know for certain that they will need long-term care as they get older, it is a substantial possibility. While many people may hope that they will receive the necessary care if and when the time comes, hoping may not be enough. Instead, individuals may want to be proactive and plan ahead, especially to make sure they can afford needed care.

What amount of assets could be kept for Medicaid eligibility?

Many people know that nursing home care and other similar assistance is expensive. Of course, it is common for older individuals to need this type of care due to medical issues. When it comes to determining the best options for paying for care, some parties may wonder whether Medicaid may be able to help them.

Nursing home care may be necessary for some individuals

Most New York residents want to do what is best for their loved ones. In some cases, that may mean seriously considering placing a parent or other loved one in a nursing home. This thought can easily bring a number of emotions from guilt to relief, but this move may be necessary when a family member is at risk of suffering injury or other harm from living alone.

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