Having to plan to admit a loved one into a long term care facility is never an easy conversation to have. Often, privately paying for nursing home care can range from $8,000 - $10,000 per month. Abernethy & Hagerman is committed to help the family achieve Medicaid benefit eligibility for their loved one in the quickest amount of time while preserving the most wealth for the family.
Medicaid is a federal program administered and funded by each individual state. Medicaid is a resource based benefit so the first step in the process of achieving Medicaid eligibility is determining the value of the non-exempt resources that the individual or the couple own. Abernethy & Hagerman will help the family complete the Resource Assessment From (PA-1572) and file it with the County Assistance Office. Once the exact amount of resources that the client may keep is determined, we will work with the client in order to create a plan in order to spend down those resources appropriately in order to achieve Medicaid eligibility. Finally, Abernethy & Hagerman will complete the Medicaid Application for Benefits (PA-600) for the client and assemble the relevant documentation in order to verify compliance with the Medicaid laws and regulations.