Aug 21, 2015
Some seniors living at home need help with activities of daily living. The problem is, the cost of hiring in-home help can add up quickly, and a nursing home or assisted living facility becomes the only option.
Few people know about a special benefit within Medicaid law that allows some seniors to stay at home longer, qualify for assistance with Adult Day care, and even keep more money – all while still qualifying for benefits to pay for care! This benefit is called the Medicaid Community Care Program.
Most people think that Medicaid will only pay if the senior is in a nursing home and is already impoverished. At Law Elder Law, we strive to give our clients the best possible outcome – and that includes helping them qualify for special programs like this. We work to ensure our clients are not left exceedingly impoverished, and receive the best care for their specific situation.
The Illinois Department on Aging’s Community Care Program helps seniors who might otherwise need nursing home care to remain at home by providing help that the senior may need. This includes help within the home, as well as in the community.
This program allows qualifying seniors to keep their independence, while providing cost-effective alternatives to a nursing home.
Some of the benefits of the Community Care Program include:
Call Law Elder Law today to see if you may meet the eligibility requirements for this special program. We can be reached at (630) 585-5200, and if you’re eligible, we can even help you apply.
“We would be lost without Law Elder Law! We walked in their doors over a year ago feeling lost and confused. With a father/father-in-law suffering from Alzheimer’s, we were overwhelmed by the Medicaid process, selling his home, protecting the assets he worked for his entire life, and finding him a memory-care facility that we could trust as his new home.
Law Elder Law helped with all of it! From the minute we walked out of our first meeting, we knew we (and he) were in good hands. We could not have possibly navigated all that had to be done without their expertise.”
A.M., Client of Law Hesselbaum and Law Elder Law