RED ALERT: LTC Medicaid is for the Disabled
This is a quick review of a key elder care concept. Long Term Care Medicaid is a government benefit for the disabled, not the indigent. It pays for non-medical care in the home or in a facility. The prerequisite qualification criterion is a medical determination that the applicant is disabled in the sense that they need assistance with at least one activity of daily living.
If the applicant is not disabled, it matters not what their financial situation is. It is impossible to qualify for the benefit.