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Sunrise Country Manor
P.O. Box A
610 224th Rd.
Milford, NE 68405


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Medicaid

 

Medicaid provides health care services to eligible elderly and disabled individuals. The Nebraska Medicaid Program pays for covered medical services for those persons who are unable to afford to pay for medically necessary services and who meet certain eligibility requirements. It does pay for long-term care in a nursing home as long as the person needs care, even if this means multiple years of care.


Nebraska Medicaid is funded jointly by the state and federal government. To apply for medical assistance, an application must be completed and given to the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. This can be done by contacting your nearest office or by downloading an application form and mailing it the nearest office. Visit the online portal here. It is important to know that you cannot give away your assets, as there is a 5-year look-back-law. However, there is a spousal poverty protection law that allows the spouse of a senior who needs long-term nursing home care to maintain usually up to 50% of the couple’s assets. If someone over 65 lives with an adult child, the child’s income and assets do not count in determining eligibility.  Only the seniors’ income, assets are counted.  Remember, Medicaid helps needy people pay for medical care.  In determining your eligibility for Medicaid they do not consider how much you rent, car payments, or food costs.  They only look at medical expenses.  Medical expenses include:

  • Care from hospitals, doctors, clinics, nurses, dentists, podiatrists and chiropractors.
  • Drugs, medical supplies and equipment.
  • Health insurance premiums.
  • Transportation to get medical care. 

To qualify for Medicaid a person must pass four eligibility tests:

  • Categorical eligibility (aged 65, blind, or disabled)
  • Non-financial eligibility (state resident, citizen/alien status, social security number)
  • Financial eligibility requirements (income, assets)
  • Procedural requirements (complete and sign an application form, provide proof of eligibility, report changes in circumstances)