On a daily basis our Care Counselors receive requests from families and advocates for information about facilities that will be paid for by MEDI-CAL, easy to ask for difficult to supply. In order to qualify for long term care paid for MEDI-CAL you must apply and qualify with MEDI-CAL. This can be a complicated process, I will shorten the requirements. The individual must meet the physical and financial guidelines additionally you most likely will be required to “share the cost” meaning you must pay part of the daily rate out of pocket.
Most people are not aware that these facilities are mainly medically oriented and may not be the best or most pleasant choice for every one. In many cases it is more to your advantage to pay privately, this way you can locate a more suitable environment for the long term.
Please contact MEDI-CAL (916) 552-9200 (MEDI-CAL IN CALIFORNIA) for program details, or call ELDERLINK (800-613-5772)