You need a Long Island Medicaid attorney even if you have Medicare because Medicare does not over many of the things that Medicaid does. Medicare pays for skilled medical services in a nursing home environment only. This means, for example, if you must undergo a surgical procedure and you are hospitalized and then discharged while you still need your bandages changed, Medicare will pay for you to go into a nursing home so that someone can change your bandages. However, Medicare only pays for nursing home care for a very limited time and doesn’t pay if you just need help with routine activities of life.
Because Medicaid covers nursing home care that Medicare does not pay for, you should strongly consider talking with a Medicaid lawyer even if you have Medicare. Mark S. Eghrari & Associates PLLC can assist you in determining if you can make a Medicaid plan to qualify for Medicaid in case you need it— while still keeping your assets safe. You’ll need to do this well before nursing home care actually is needed so you should take action as soon as you can to talk with an attorney and to get the Medicaid planning process completed.