Medicaid eligibility for nursing home care
The Medicaid program is the largest single payer of nursing home bills in America, and is the payer of last resort for those who do not have the resources to pay for their own care.
Medicaid eligibility rules are complicated and differ from state to state. It is important to get the advice of an experienced Medicaid planning professional before applying for Medicaid benefits. Because the Medicaid rules require an applicant's finances to be reviewed as far back as five years before the application date, now is the time to get advice if there may be a need for Medicaid benefits in the future.
To qualify for Medicaid nursing home coverage, an applicant must meet three eligibility tests.