How to Prepare for Medicaid Eligibility

Given the rising price tag of medical treatment, it’s no surprise that many long-term care options cost a fortune. These exorbitant costs especially impact the elderly population. Eventually, many seniors need round-the-clock care in a professional facility. Often, the adult children of ailing elders are left to sort through how to pay for this care.

For seniors and caregivers alike, navigating these critical issues can be overwhelming. How can you plan ahead to ease these important transitions? How do you maintain a good quality of life without sacrificing the legacy you worked so hard to build?

You may qualify for free or low-cost care through Medicaid based on income and family size. Some states have expanded Medicaid to cover more people because of the Affordable Care Act.

In all states, Medicaid provides health coverage for some low-income people, families, and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities. In some states, the program covers all low-income adults below a certain income level.

Even if you were told you didn’t qualify for Medicaid in the past, you may qualify under the new rules. You can see if you qualify for Medicaid 2 ways:

  • Visit your state’s Medicaid website. Use the drop-down menu at the top of this page to pick your state. You can apply right now and find out if you qualify. If you qualify, coverage can begin immediately.

Navigating The Complex Realities Of Long-Term Care

At Tabory Law LLC in Kansas City, I understand these issues very well. Why? Because I have helped many seniors and their loved ones through them.

I am Linda Hart Tabory, an elder law attorney based in the Kansas City area. Much of my practice involves working with adult children of aging parents. I provide holistic guidance on how to secure the best possible care for seniors while still making ends meet. In many cases, that means exploring Medicaid eligibility, protecting assets and planning for long-term care. I help identify sources of financial support. I also walk clients through the many legal, financial and practical steps of transitioning a loved one into nursing home care.

At Tabory Law LLC, you will find attentive, respectful and compassionate legal guidance on all aspects of caring for an elderly loved one.

I know that every situation is unique. That’s why I take the time to truly get to know my clients. I also get to know their loved ones. Family dynamics can be complicated; I have years of experience working with families, and I even offer consultations for families. My goal is to improve the lives of seniors by helping them secure quality care.

Learn More By Speaking With A Lawyer Today

Start gaining a foothold on the complex considerations involved in Medicaid and long-term care planning. Call my office at 913-213-6585 or send me an email to arrange a phone consultation. I serve clients across the Kansas City area, and I work with loved ones from across the country.

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