Jan 06, 2016 - 07:29 AM
Medicaid in some states will pay for or pay some toward assisted living if you qualify medically/physically. Check with your county's elder services, contact A Place for Mom representative or the assisted living facility can tell you if there are programs to assist with payment. Look at your state's Medicaid web site for services for the aged or elderly. It might give you information about the benefits available.
While you are still able to get around I would also suggest visiting some skilled nursing facilities in your area in case the time comes that you need those services. It would be better to go to one that you like and have visited. The staff person there will likely be familiar with the Medicaid benefits available and know of some assisted or independent living facilities that might be help to you.
If none of these suggestions get you what you need contact an elder law attorney in your area. An attorney would probably assist pointing you in the right direction for no or very little charge.
I wish you Godspeed.