Qualifying For In-Home Care And Assisted Living
What once were easy tasks — such as grocery shopping, home and personal care and managing medications — may become difficult with age. As the signs of forgetfulness, improper upkeep of the home or instability appear, many adult children become worried about their parents’ ability to properly care for themselves. Located in Camillus, a suburb of Syracuse, the McMahon Law Firm can help elderly clients throughout upstate New York who qualify for home care get the Medicaid in-home care they need while remaining in the comfort of their own homes.
Helping Elderly Clients Stay In Their Homes
As people age, many find living alone too difficult but don’t want to move into nursing homes or become a burden on their children. There is another option: home health care.
Home health care is expensive and can cost up to $10,000 per month. Without financial assistance from Medicaid, many people cannot afford the extra help they need to remain in their homes.
You have spent your life working and saving in the hopes of leaving an inheritance for your children. However, the costs of home health care can quickly deplete even large savings.
Many feel forced to choose: move into a Medicaid-funded nursing facility or spend their children’s inheritances on home health care. This may not be your only option. In some cases, Medicaid may be available to pay for the costs of home care assistance, including home care attendants.
Medicaid benefits for in-home assistance and for assisted living are not as common as Medicaid benefits for nursing home care. In addition, the home care service application process is different from the traditional Medicaid application and can be confusing. If it is possible for someone to live in their home, we can help elderly clients get the medical and care resources they need to stay in their homes. Our attorneys help clients navigate the application process to ensure Medicaid home care and assisted living benefits are approved as quickly as possible.
Elderly In-Home Care Services
At the McMahon Law Firm, our lawyers help clients obtain Medicaid funding to pay for in-home health care so they can remain in the comfort of their own homes. We also help clients use Medicaid planning and long-term care planning to protect their assets and ensure their children’s inheritances are safe.
Common home care assistance includes:
- Bathing and personal care
- Medication administration assistance