Medicare Coverage: Long-Term Care (cont.)

Medicaid

  • You may qualify for help from Medicaid if your income or personal assets are below a certain amount.
  • If you qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare, almost all of your nursing home costs should be covered. Medicaid may also pay for home and community-based services if you are eligible for a nursing home but want to stay at home.
  • Medicaid programs are run by individual states. To learn more about your state Medicaid program, visit the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services web site.

Reviewed by Cynthia Haines, MD, August 2005.

SOURCES: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Medicare.gov web site. National Council on the Aging web site.

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Last Editorial Review: 12/9/2005