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The Biggest Misconception about Assisted Living Facilities and Medicaid (Part 2)

                Last week we were discussing Carol, her mom and a very common disconnect we see when families speak with assisted living facilities.  The facility explained its requirement that residents must private pay for a certain period before being considered for one of its Medicaid slots.  Carol, however, heard something entirely different.  She heard what […]

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The Biggest Misconception about ALFs and Medicaid – Part 1

       I wrote about this 5 years ago, but it still is one of the most common misconceptions families have about the ability to qualify for Medicaid in an assisted living facility.  Let’s look at the following very common scenario.  Mom can no longer live at home alone.  Her daughter, Carol, is exploring […]

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Assisted Living Medicaid is Still Not Retroactive (Part 2)

                Last week I was telling you about an important difference between assisted living Medicaid and nursing home Medicaid.  I explained this to my client but she heard – or thought she heard – something different from the facility.                 I had said that ALF Medicaid is not retroactive, meaning if I apply for Medicaid […]

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Assisted Living Medicaid Isn’t Necessarily Forever (Part 2)

                Last week I was telling you about Joe’s dad.  He had qualified for Medicaid in an assisted living facility (ALF) and been assigned one of the facility’s 10% of its beds that are set aside for Medicaid residents.  Everything was fine until he fell and broke his hip.  When the hospital was ready to […]

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Assisted Living Medicaid Isn’t Necessarily Forever – Part 1

                Dad is in an assisted living facility (ALF) and is close to running out of money.  I would like him to stay in that facility rather than moving him to a nursing home.  In the past I have discussed the hurdles of getting assisted living Medicaid, which is different than nursing home Medicaid in […]

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