If you want to advocate for your patient in an acute setting while she is still receiving care, it is important that she knows her rights and has access to the right resources. Assist her with completing the paperwork necessary to become eligible for Medicaid. Keep in mind that Medicaid eligibility can be determined by assets and income. You may have to assist your patient with gathering the documentation necessary to prove her financial need.
It is important to advocate for your patient and to also work together with healthcare professionals like a social worker or Medicaid case worker to make sure your patient gets the healthcare she requires. They can help you navigate the Medicaid application process, and identify other resources for your patient.
Medicaid, a federal-state program providing health insurance for low-income families and individuals (including the elderly and disabled), is jointly administered by both the federal government and states. Medicaid has a significant role to play in long-term care support.