Question: My loved one is getting to be too much for me to care for on my own, but I would like to keep him at home. Are there any options?
Answer: The Medicaid Waiver program is an assistance program that provides a meaningful amount of care in a home setting. The program can cover the costs of in-home care, adult daycare, equipment needed for a person to safely reside in the home, and other benefits. This program is especially helpful when family members or other loved ones are able to do some of the caretaking but need a bit of help to give them an opportunity to care for themselves and rest and perform other household tasks. In order to qualify for Medicaid Waiver, one must first be found to have health needs that justify entering into the program. There are also financial tests that must be met. A competent elder law attorney can help you navigate whether this is a program that could work for your loved one.