Medicare Coverage: Long-Term Care (cont.)
- 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