Medicaid planning for an elderly loved one includes first determining eligibility status for the many services they may need. The planning process will help pave the way for a tailored plan that meets the healthcare needs of the individual. The process may include gathering important documents, submitting required paperwork and financial information of the potential Medicaid recipient.
Family members of an elderly loved one are encouraged to participate in the Medicaid planning process. Long-term care is often too costly for families and Medicaid offers a more affordable alternative solution.