Medicaid is a government program that provides health insurance for millions of low-income children, adults, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. Funded federally and at the state level, Medicaid benefits currently support more than 65 million men, women, and children in the United States.
The needs of elderly Americans increase with age and many become unable to care for themselves. Some of these seniors prefer the comforts of home and find living in a large, unfamiliar facility to be overwhelming and stressful. The Affordable Care Act of 2010, Section 2703 enables states to offer in-home health care for those who qualify. Medicaid home health care offers patients good medical care, assistance with daily activities, and many other services that allow them to remain in their own home.
Medicaid In-Home Health Care Services
Medicaid state-coordinated in-home care covers a variety of services that enable patients to enjoy a good quality of life in the home where they feel most comfortable. If you qualify for home care through Medicaid, you may receive assistance with:
- Housekeeping and laundry
- Meal delivery and/or preparation
- Transportation to and from doctor visits
- Personal care, such as bathing, dressing, and grooming
- Simple home modifications, such as wheelchair ramps and shower grab bars
- Medical equipment, including walkers and wheelchairs
All these services are in addition to the comprehensive medical care Medicaid provides.
Am I Eligible for In-Home Care Through Medicaid?
To access these invaluable benefits and services, you need to qualify both financially and medically under your state’s Medicaid guidelines. Generally, you will have two or more chronic conditions, have one condition and be at risk of developing another, or you would have one serious and persistent mental health condition. Each state has their own income and asset parameters to qualify for home care.
Medicaid Home Health Providers
As benefits and services vary by state, New York has its own requirements to determine eligible home health care providers. For you, it might be a single primary care physician you trust to manage your care, or a team of health providers approved by the state. Just as your health and wellness needs are unique, so is your Medicaid benefits program. To ensure you are receiving all the benefits offered under federal and state guidelines, contact an experienced Brooklyn elder law lawyer in your community.
Brooklyn Elder Law Lawyers at Korsinsky & Klein, LLP Advocate for Clients in Need of In-Home Care
If it is important for you to remain in your home as long as possible, you are not alone. More eligible seniors in New York are choosing to receive home health care under Medicaid. Brooklyn elder law lawyers at Korsinsky & Klein, LLP specialize in the unique needs and concerns of New York’s seniors. We will evaluate your situation and advocate on your behalf to help you remain at home while receiving the high-quality care and assistance you deserve. To learn more about our services, call us at 212-495-8133 or contact us online to schedule an initial consultation. Located in Brooklyn, New York, and Lakewood, New Jersey, we serve clients throughout Manhattan, Long Island, and Westchester, New York.