Medicare won’t help.
Medicare is a national health insurance program for qualifying Americans over age 65. It has four parts, Parts A-D, and these parts do not cover long term care. The program that helps Americans pay for long term care is called Medicaid.
Resources for you:
There are two types of people. The first type would prefer to work with a professional who can help them determine if they are eligible for any benefit program to include Medicaid. The other type would prefer to learn on their own and, if possible, do it themselves, this site attempts to offer resources for both.
Option #1: Work with a Professional.
The best way to start is to send us some information and we can set up a time to talk to you. The consultation is free and our focus will be simply this: Do you have enough money to pay for care on your own? If not, are there any long term care benefits programs to help you and are you eligible for these programs? If you are not eligible, what steps must you take to become eligible?
An easy way to start is simply to talk to Darol Tuttle on the phone for 15 minutes is just to fill out this form and click submit.
Option #2: Learn on your Own:
Here is further information on the various programs that will help you pay for care, but the rules are complicated and there may be more than one program available. The difficult part is knowing which one to choose and whether you are eligible.
Let’s start this way! If you are a Veteran, click here to learn more about some programs that might be useful.
If you are not a Veteran and you or your loved ones is interested in home care or care in an assisted living facility or adult family home, click here to learn about the COPES progam.
If you are not a Veteran and you or your loved one needs help paying for a nursing home, click here to learn about Medicaid.