Akash Brahmbhatt owns an assisted living facility and knows that cost is always a concern. Many assisted living facilities accept Medicaid, which will pay for many of the costs of assisted living. If you are trying to find an assisted living facility in your area that accepts Medicaid, these tips can help.
Use The Internet
The Internet is a great place to find answers to your questions and if you are searching for assisted living facilities in a certain location, you can search for the keywords “Medicaid,” “Assisted Living,” and your city or the area you are interested in. Many assisted living facilities have websites with information about their costs, and payment options. Don’t hesitate to spend some time investigating the facilities and options available.
Contact A Medicaid Office
If you are having a hard time finding a facility that accepts Medicaid, you can contact a Medicaid office directly for help. A customer service representative can help you find the assisted living facilities in your area that accept Medicaid. You can then contact each facility to arrange for a visit and to find out more about the services offered and any other costs involved with the care. In some cases, Medicaid may only cover a portion of assisted living costs or pay for certain services and care options.
Contact The Facility
If you have an assisted living facility in mind or are interested in one, you can contact them to find out about the cost and payment methods accepted. Many assisted living facilities do accept Medicaid and will have someone available to set up a meeting with you or talk to you about the costs and payment options. You can also check to see if the facility has a website and if they list Medicaid as a payment option for their services.
2-1-1 is a national helpline operated by the United Way that offers assistance with health and family services. You can contact someone at this number and ask them to help you learn more about Medicaid and assisted living. They will help you find a facility that meets your needs and accepts Medicaid. They will provide you with contact information for those facilities and could even direct your call to the appropriate person.
Medicaid helps make it possible for those with low income or without insurance to still be able to live in assisted living. Akash Brahmbhatt knows that Medicaid has helped many people get the care they need. If you are trying to find an assisted living facility that takes Medicaid, the above tips can help.