Update: The implementation date for the "look back" has been extended from July 1, 2021…
When a senior or disabled person is contemplating taking the steps needed to become eligible for Medicaid, it can feel confusing. One of the issues that people who need long-term care wonder about is, what does Medicaid pay for?
The answer is, Medicaid pays for assistance with the activities of daily living that you are unable to accomplish on your own. For example, a senior with limited mobility might no longer be able to do the grocery shopping or the laundry. An aide who was assisting that senior would help by doing either or both of these tasks. This is not a luxury – people need to eat, and they need clean clothes.
Learning about what might be available through Medicaid is confusing and complicated. This is why Elder Law attorney can be so helpful. Our firm is dedicated to educating our clients so that they are comfortable and confident in their decisions and actions.