Caregiving (cont.)

Will Medicaid help pay for home health care?

To qualify for Medicaid, a person must have a low income and few other assets. Medicaid coverage differs from state to state. In all states, Medicaid pays for basic home health care and medical equipment. In some cases, Medicaid will pay for a homemaker, personal care, and other services not covered by Medicare.

For more information on Medicaid coverage of home health care in your state, call your state medical assistance office. For state telephone numbers, call 1-800-MEDICARE.

For more information

For more information on caregivers, call the National Women's Health Information Center at (800) 994-9662 or contact the following organizations:

Administration for Children and Families
Phone Number: (202) 401-9215
Internet Address:

Administration on Aging
Phone Number: (202) 619-0724
Internet Address:

Alzheimer's Association
Phone Number: (800) 272-3900
Internet Address:

Family Caregiver Alliance
Phone Number: (415) 434-3388
Internet Address:

National Adult Day Services Association, Inc.
Phone Number: (800) 558-5301
Internet Address:

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Phone Number: 202-872-0888
Internet Address:

National Family Caregivers Association
Phone Number: (800) 896-3650
Internet Address:

National Family Caregivers Support Program
Phone Number: (202) 619-0724
Internet Address:

The National Respite Locator Service
Phone Numbers: (800) 773-5433
Internet Address:


Last Editorial Review: 3/4/2008

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