Nursing homes provide medical and life-care treatment to individuals who, for the most part, are in their later years. While some nursing home residents have private insurance and no government benefits, many nursing home residents rely on their Medicaid or other government benefits to pay for the cost of medical treatment and services associated with activities of daily living.
It is not uncommon for an individual to become a nursing home resident to later find out that his or her Medicaid benefits will not pay for certain types of medical treatment and other services. To avoid this problem, it is imperative that you and your loved ones have an understanding of how Medicaid and other government benefits can be used to pay for treatment at a nursing home.
Steps to Take Before Choosing a Nursing Home
The best way to avoid a situation where Medicaid or other government benefits may be denied is to call the nursing home of choice to find out what benefits will be paid through government-assisted programs. Because long-term care facilities involve both the administration of medical care as well as assistance with activities of daily life, a wider variety of services may be needed that may not necessarily be covered. A skilled legal professional can help you have a better understanding of what can be a very complicated process.
Contact Giro Elder Law Today to Speak with Our New Jersey Elder Law Attorneys
Receiving medical care in your later years is essential. Where you receive that medical care is also very important, and many of us will find ourselves in nursing homes in the future. If you would like to discuss your elder law matter with a qualified New Jersey Elder Law Attorney, don’t hesitate to contact Giro Elder Law today by calling (201) 690-1642.