Skilled nursing care can be paid through a variety of sources. With certain diagnoses, Medicare can cover up to 100 days of skilled nursing care with a qualifying three-day inpatient hospital stay. A co-pay is required beginning on the 21st day. Private insurance companies may also contribute to all or a portion of a skilled stay. Generally, long term stays are funded through private pay dollars, or Medicaid. For more information on payment for skilled nursing services, please contact us.
For those who are qualifying veterans or surviving spouses, financial backing may be available from the VA. Retired veterans who served during a wartime period may qualify for the Veterans Assistance Aid and Attendance pension benefit. Claims generally take 6 to 9 months to process, although the first check is retroactive from the time of application. Individual circumstances determine the size of assistance. The following four items—among others—are considered:
- Medical conditions that prevent a veteran or surviving spouse from earning a living
- Assistance needs
- Monthly income
- Liquid assets.
Please contact us with any questions about financial options, or for Medicaid information.