Do you remember where you were when you realized you needed almost constant medical help? Life becomes less fun and less fulfilling sometimes when you struggle with ongoing medical problems, which is why nursing homes and assisted living facilities are such a valuable resource. I started focusing on finding great new places that could help me out, and I narrowed down the search quickly to include a business that was near to my home. After I moved in, I could tell that a tremendous burden had been lifted, and it was a really nice feeling. Check out this blog for more information.
Getting older is a natural and inevitable part of the path through life. Unfortunately, aging can also be a difficult emotional and physical path to navigate, particularly when the aging process means that older people may not be able to live as independently as they have in the past. Many people in this situation fear that the physical limitations that age brings will mean they must transition into an aged care facility.
Fortunately, this doesn't always have to be the case. There are options available that can help people stay independent and in their own homes for many more years. One of these options is in-home assisted living services. If you or a loved one has reached the time when independent living has become a struggle, here are the answers to two commonly asked questions on the subject.
1. Are in-home assisted living services covered by Medicaid?
Many people are eligible for financial assistance or subsidies from Medicaid to cover the costs of in-home assisted living services. Individual eligibility for this assistance depends on your income, your marital status, and what state you live in. Across the board, you'll also require certification from a doctor that outlines your specific health and mobility requirements.
Because of the different eligibility criteria for each state, it's important to find out the specific requirements for your state when you begin looking at in-home assisted living. A great resource is your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA). They can help you to figure out whether you're eligible for Medicaid and also provide information on the specific services provided by in-home assisted living in your state.
2. What help can you expect to get from an in-home assisted living service?
The specific help that you can get from an assisted living services varies a little between states. However, there are several basic services that are available all over the country that aren't state-dependent. These include personal care — such as help with showering, dressing, and personal grooming — and practical assistance with housework, such as food preparation and housework.
You can also expect assistance with transportation that's required to shop for groceries or attend medical appointments. Another service you can expect, regardless of your state, is the provision of personal safety equipment, such as handrails, and emergency response equipment that will alert someone if you find yourself injured or incapacitated. For more information, contact a Medicaid-eligible assisted living facility.Share
19 February 2021