As residents of Georgia age, they often worry about how they will receive medical and nursing care if they are unable to care for themselves. One of the most important government programs that addresses these questions is Medicaid, a federal aid program that is administered to Georgia residents by the state Department of Community Health.
The state of Georgia has several programs intended to ease the burden of its elderly citizens in paying for their daily living needs. While Georgia's programs are not always as generous as federal programs or the programs of neighboring states, understanding these programs can provide needed assistance in seeking proper care for the elderly.
Previous posts here have stressed the importance of solid planning when it comes to nursing home care. Those plans typically include efforts to enroll in Medicaid coverage. However, not everyone will be eligible to enroll in Medicaid, but many will still encounter the need for some type of long-term or nursing home care in life, usually in elder years. So, what can our readers in Georgia expect when it comes to nursing home and long-term care costs?
Most of us hope that we will live long, healthy lives. Unfortunately, our readers in Georgia know that isn't always the case for most people. At some point in our lives, almost all of us will face a serious health condition or issue that needs to be addressed. In many cases, the problem is solved. However, in some instances, the medical problem becomes a condition that can impact the rest of our lives.
"Failing to plan is planning to fail" - this is a common phrase that many of our readers in Georgia have likely heard before. While we all do our best to make plans and follow through with them when it comes to important aspects of our lives, sometimes we overlook areas that may be more important than we think. For instance, what is your nursing home care and Medicaid plan, should the need for these services arise?