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4 Features of Medicaid Assisted Living

Affordable assisted living should be accessible for any senior needing or desiring to live in a senior community. If you or a loved one is struggling to afford to move into a community or have run out of money during residency, Medicaid may be able to help cover some of the costs. Nearly all state Medicaid programs will pay for some of the costs of assisted living. If you or your family member is eligible to receive benefits, Medicaid assisted living can be both attainable and affordable. Read below for a better understanding of what you qualify for under Medicaid assisted living.

1. Quality Care

Affordable care should still be high-quality. Assisted living communities allow your senior to receive the care they need while still maintaining the independent lifestyle they’re comfortable with. Residents can participate in a variety of activities and scheduled trips while still receiving medical assistance. Depending on the level of care needed, this can include assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming, ambulation, and medication management. Assisted living provides maintenance-free living with weekly housekeeping and dining services while providing 24-hour personal assistance and an experienced care team ready to handle emergencies.

If you are eligible for Medicaid benefits, assisted living balances the lifestyle you desire while still ensuring the quality care required for your health and safety.

2. Affordable Care

Medicaid is a federal and state program designed to provide assistance for seniors with limited income and resources. While Medicare helps cover some of the healthcare costs, it does not cover home care or personal care services. Medicaid offers benefits that aren’t covered by Medicare. This can include long-term care at a Medicaid-certified assisted living community. If you are 65 or older, have a permanent disability, or are blind, you may be eligible to receive benefits. Medicaid assisted living helps seniors with a disability qualify for high-quality, affordable care.

3. Personalized Assistance

Medicaid assisted living provides customized levels of care and services, personalized to your specific needs. Care teams are trained to provide individual care and support. Do you need reminders to take medications or need assistance with bathing or dressing? Are you still active and desire daily activities such as exercise, games, classes, or scheduled trips and outings? Assisted living communities are designed to provide the level of care you need while maintaining the lifestyle you desire.

4. Diverse Benefits

Medicaid long-term services can be applied in various environments, however, your loved one may need the support of assisted living’s 24-hour care team. In order for the benefits to qualify for assisted living, the community must be Medicaid-certified. Medicaid assisted living has many diverse features of care, including, but not limited to, skilled nursing, personalized dietary services, room and bed maintenance, pharmaceutical services, rehabilitative services, routine hygiene and personal care assistance, and emergency dental services.

If you or a loved one is in need of assisted living but has limited income and assets, BridgeWater Assisted Living is here to help. We are Medicaid-certified, and our goal is to provide high-quality, affordable care so your loved one can live well. Contact our community benefits advocate today.