Medicaid assisted living waivers questions
In part one of this two-part blog series, we looked at some of the initial factors to consider when looking into whether Medicaid will cover assisted living needs for yourself or a loved one. Medicaid is a program that will often be very helpful with assisted living costs and limit them from being a burden on families, and it’s important to be aware of what will and won’t be covered. 

At Avamere at Mountain Ridge, we’re proud to provide caring assisted living community services to guests around Ogden and South Ogden, including help with costs and all related factors that may play a role. Here are some important additional tips on how to check which costs are covered, some important questions to keep in mind while speaking with an agent, and more.

Learn about Medicaid waiver programs

Many states, including Utah, have programs that allow for certain waivers of Medicaid that allow the state to work around federal laws and provide greater support to those who are in need. These waivers may be able to provide additional help with assisted living costs, so it’s important to check if your state has any such programs available.

As you’re looking into these programs, you’ll want to make sure that the assisted living community in question participates. As Avamere at Mountain Ridge is a Medicaid-approved senior living community, we can assist you and your loved one with understanding all the options available here.

Questions to ask when applying for Medicaid

When speaking with an agent from Medicaid or any other related application process, here are some of the important areas to be inquiring about:

  • Details of the process: How long will it take? What paperwork is necessary? These kinds of questions help you stay informed and in control of the process. Is there a waiting list? If so, what is the estimated wait time?
  • Income eligibility: Are you eligible to receive Medicaid services? Understanding your income eligibility is key here, as it can help determine what kind of coverage you’ll have access to.
  • Deductibles and costs: Are there any deductibles or copays that you should be aware of? These are important questions to ask if you want to get a better understanding of your overall financial obligations.
  • Are social workers or case workers available to assist? These professionals can be incredibly helpful when it comes to navigating the process for Medicaid and getting access to the best possible care.

Specific amounts vary from case to case

Finally, it’s important to remember that the amount of coverage you receive for each instance can vary from case to case, and even from month to month. It’s important to understand any limits or restrictions on your Medicaid coverage, as well as what kind of financial assistance this program may be able to provide.

At Avamere at Mountain Ridge, we understand the importance of providing quality care with the best possible financial assistance. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you and your family with finding Medicaid coverage for assisted living needs.