Medicaid Planning and Medicare Benefits
As individuals age, they often become concerned about planning for the future cost of care, while continuing to maintain their customary lifestyle. In Western New York, the monthly expense for nursing home care is approximately $7,000.00 to $9,000.00. Many people are concerned that, if they are required to spend time in a nursing home, the costs of nursing home care will rapidly deplete their hard-earned life savings.
Medicaid is a joint federal-state Social Security program established by federal law in 1965. The laws governing Medicaid vary depending on whether the applicant is single or married, receiving services in the community or in a nursing home, and under or over the age of 65. Disabled individuals of any age and medically needy individuals over the age of 65 are eligible for Medicaid as long as they meet the financial criteria.
As Medicare, Medicaid and other health care options may be complex and confusing; our legal team will help guide you through the process and provide a complete understanding of what to anticipate through every step.