In some situations, such as when people reach a point in their finances where they have low to no income, it may be necessary to apply for Medicaid assistance in order to pay for their housing or care. Often this happens when all other forms of financing has been exhausted and/or a move to a nursing home facility is warranted.
In order to receive subsidy from the state of residence, an applicant must first prove they need the assistance because they have limited income and assets and need long-term care services. Each state has their own eligibility rules with income and asset limitations.
Some nursing homes have social workers or staff that can help with the Medicaid application process. Below is a list of items needed to go along with the Medicaid application. This list may not be everything Medicaid requires as rules often can change. Use this as a starting point and expect to be asked to supply additional information or explanations throughout the process. If married, information for both parties will be required.