My sister is in AL now, and is eligible to transition to Medicaid pay in this facility after two years. She currently does not have or need any additional support, and can handle all her own ADLs. If she transitions to Medicaid here and eventually needs to add additional levels of care, does Medicaid pay for that? Or is a different source of funding needed?
It looks to me like a special needs trust is not allowed to pay for medical care, but I’m not sure.
Sister’s AL will transition to Medicaid. It’s more expensive than other places we looked at, but we chose it for this reason. It will be no problem to provide the personal care items for her, at least I don’t think it will be. I will ask the AL facility when I go next week, but I am planning questions for my next lawyer visit and want to make sure I have a little knowledge about the process before I go!
This facility offers care through the skilled nursing level, so I hope they will be able to care for her through end of life. I will discuss this all with them.