Knowing how many seniors rely on Medicaid is important because you may believe that Medicaid is not a program that you will ever take advantage of. The reality is, there are millions of seniors who get Medicaid benefits every single year. Most of the older people who are taking advantage of Medicaid benefits are claiming these benefits because they need help paying for the costs of nursing home care.
Neither a nursing home nor long term care will be covered by Medicare in most circumstances, as Medicare allows coverage only for a limited array of skilled medical services under specific conditions. If you don’t want to be forced to impoverish yourself to pay for nursing home care, you should talk with an experienced attorney about qualifying for Medicaid to pay for nursing home care at the time when it comes necessary for you.