What is Medicaid? And how can it help you?

Posted by Marissa Barnard on May 9, 2016

In Financial, Assisted Living, Main

 

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Paying for assisted living can consume your thoughts. It can make you worry or nervous, all of those emotions are normal. While you can feel this way, we are here to help take away the fears and worries you might have when looking at assisted living prices. There are programs to help your loved one find a home to call their own. One such program is called Medicaid and within Medicaid you will find something called New Choices Wavier. 

What is Medicaid?

Medicaid in simple terms is a federal program administered by the state of Utah that pays for long-term care. While it also helps others such as low-income pregnant women, children, and parents or women with breast or cervical cancer, it is a top contender for elderly or disabled people.

We understand you might not understand where to start. So let us help you, book a free consultation and we can answer any of your questions!

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The Medicaid program has helped many if not all of our residents be able to come to Bel Aire Senior Living and live worry free, therefore, they were able to enjoy more time with their family and friends. Here at Bel Aire Senior Living we pride ourselves in helping others. We don’t stop with just residents and staff, but we want all who tour or ask questions to have the information they need to prepare them for life in assisted living. If you have more question feel free to call us or visit this link by: Clicking Here.

What is New Choices Wavier?

Within Medicaid there is New Choices Wavier, this wavier helps elderly people who live in Medicaid-funded homes, which helps pay for the costs of the needs of your loved ones. Some of these needs include transportation, attendant care, adult day care, and the list goes on.

There is so much more information which we could indulged in for New Choices Wavier, but the important thing we wanted you to be aware of is that it exists and can help you pay for assisted living. If you want more information: Click Here.

These programs are here to help, though for some it may be hard to understand the process of applying, if you need help with the application process or have questions we suggest contacting Utah Senior Planning. They are a company with which we have worked with for many years and they have helped so many of our residents live a happy and stress free life when it comes to finances.

We also have a pamphlet which goes over the basic information of Medicaid and New Choices Wavier and other financial options. You can download it now for free by clicking the link below: 

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