Emergency Medicaid (Medi-Cal) is designed to meet a sudden, critical medical need. It cannot be applied for ahead of time. It’s only when an emergency occurs that people realize that they need this benefit. Our Emergency Medicaid (Medi-Cal) & Nursing Home Planning attorneys can help you through to process of applying for Emergency Medicaid (Medi-Cal). For children needing Emergency Medicaid (Medi-Cal) benefits, the eligibility determination is generally based on the financial criteria of the parents or legal guardians.
Because Emergency Medicaid (Medi-Cal) is not a pre-approved benefit uninsured and under-insured individuals should apply for regular Medicaid before an emergency arises. However, for uninsured individuals who find themselves in a critical emergency situation, Emergency Medicaid (Medi-Cal) is an option to consider.
Qualifying for Medicaid and Transitioning Your Loved One to a Nursing Home
The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is often accompanied by an incredible amount of anxiety and stress. Whether the need for long-term care is brought on by a sudden accident or by a long-term, progressive illness, this is likely an unhappy time for both the person entering the nursing home, the caregiver and everyone else helping with the transition.
Besides the upheaval involved in moving to a nursing home, there is also the stress of figuring out how to pay for nursing home bills that can total thousands of dollars each month. During this time of grief and stress, it’s easy to do nothing and avoid it altogether, assuming it has to come out of your own or your loved one’s savings. However, it is critical to make good financial choices during this period, because these decisions can have far-reaching consequences. Fortunately, there are options for alleviating the burden, and our office is available to guide you through this unfamiliar process.
Don’t Go Broke Paying For Nursing Home Care
Few people can afford to pay the full cost of a long-term nursing home stay. So, how do you cover the cost of nursing home care…and who exactly is responsible for the nursing home bills?
Be sure to contact our office as soon as possible, the earlier you start planning the more you can preserve!
You Don’t Have to Do This Alone
Our experienced Emergency Medicaid (Medi-Cal) & Nursing Home Planning attorneys can guide you through the entire process and be your family’s trusted advocate, helping your loved one find the right nursing home, get the very best care there, and pay for it all without going broke. But timing is everything, so don’t delay in taking the first step.