Medicare and Medicaid | When do they apply to senior housing?
August 6, 2018
The question of how to afford long-term care weighs heavily on the minds of every senior and their family. There’s no single answer, but we encourage you to explore state and federal resources such as Medicare and Medicaid. While these benefits vary from state to state, they're often among the most valuable resources for seniors. Below we explore the basics of both. If you have additional questions, contact your nearest Oasis Senior Advisor. Medicare Medicare doesn’t cover custodial long-term care, but it does help with a variety of medically necessary housing options. Below are the medically related services that Medicare covers. Click to explore the qualification requirements and the scope of the coverage.
- Care in a long-term Care Hospital
- Skilled nursing care in a Skilled Nursing Facility
- Eligible Home Health Services
- Hospice and Respite care
- You are age 65 or older.
- You have a permanent disability under the terms defined by the Social Security Administration.
- You are blind.
- You are pregnant.
- You are a child, or a parent or caretaker of a child.
- You are a resident of the state where you apply.
- You have a Social Security number.
- You are a U.S. citizen or meet certain immigration rules