Nebraska has several different Medicaid waivers that supports individuals who meet a “nursing home level of care.” The waivers allow the state to waive traditional Medicaid services to provide services and supports in community settings (as opposed to nursing homes or institutional settings). Waivers can pay for nursing services, Personal Assistance Service (PAS), home and vehicle modifications, employment supports and Rehabilitation, as examples. If an individual has “nursing facility level of care” needs and wants
Everything you need to know when choosing care for you or your loved one! We completely understand how difficult it is to navigate the complex world of senior care. How do you know where to start? Do we hire an elder law attorney first? Should we meet with our local VA representative? What’s the difference between Medicare and Medicaid? Should we look into assisted living or home care? How do you choose the first step?
“I didn’t know how stressful this would be.” This is a comment from a client of my firm who recently placed her Mom into a nursing home and is attempting to have Medicaid pay for the care. If you are in the process of applying for Medicaid benefits, you probably share this sentiment. A nursing home admission will result in tremendous financial stress for families. Nursing homes can cost more than $10,000 per month and
Choices…they are sometimes difficult to make but we’re sure glad when we are offered more than one. When age robs us of physical strength, balance, quick memory recall, agility and energy and we must turn in our car keys, our choices can feel frustratingly limited. For individuals receiving Medicaid benefits who have been in a nursing home for at least 90 days, more choices may exist than you are aware of. The New Choices Waiver
The mission of the PA Link to Aging and Disability Resources is to improve access to long term services and supports for individuals, their loved ones and caregivers, regardless of age, income, or ability, through an integrated network of partner agencies committed to expanding the use of community based solutions, promoting person centered decision making, and enhancing the quality of services. PA Link provides a myriad of services including: • Person-Centered Counseling (PCC) – Is
For most families who are considering the necessity of more care for their loved ones, the costs for advanced care can be extremely scary. The State offers a program, Long Term Care (LTC) Medicaid, which will assist in paying for the care your family member may need. The individual needing care must meet a functional, nursing home level of care which will be assessed by a qualified case manager with the county. This does not