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 Post subject: What if a nursing home is needed?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:41 am 
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I've heard that Medicare won't cover nursing home costs. What happens if someone needs that but have too many assets for Medicaid to help? Do they have to sell their homes in order to get the care that they need?


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 Post subject: Re: What if a nursing home is needed?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:03 pm 
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Unfortunately, that is often exactly what happens. A friend of mine had to put her mother in a nursing home due to Alzheimer's and in order to qualify for Medicaid, she first had to sell her mother's house and use that money up for her care before Medicaid would assist her.


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 Post subject: Re: What if a nursing home is needed?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:36 pm 
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Right, you have to do all that you can before hand, before medicare will start to pay. This can be a very painful process unfortunately.


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