Freudenthal Home Health Blog

Freudenthal Home Health salutes family caregivers in the St. Joseph, MO area who are giving wonderful care and help to their senior loved ones each and every day. Our goal with this blog is to give information and resources to help and support St. Joseph, MO area family caregivers.

Service Spotlight: Medicaid Services

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Medicaid, the nation’s public health insurance program for low-income children, adults, seniors, and people with disabilities, covers 1 in 5 Americans, including many with complex and costly needs for medical care and long-term services. Most people covered by Medicaid would be uninsured or underinsured without it.

Some say that Medicaid costs too much. Total Medicaid costs are high because Medicaid covers many people with complex needs for both health care and long-term care. These costs can actually be lessened when seniors are actually helped to age in place rather than being placed in long-term care facilities.

Many of our in-home services can be covered by Medicaid. The key is figuring out what services you qualify for and there is no better way than contacting Freudenthal Home Health. Lisa Groce, our Executive Director over the Medicaid/VA In-Home Division is a pro at navigating the bumpy waters of Medicaid & VA benefits. Many times she has been able to help people discover that they were entitled to benefits they never knew they could get.

These benefits can help pay for housekeeping, medication management, and personal care services like bath aides. Even if you believe you don't qualify for services, there is no harm in giving Lisa a call and making sure. You never know, she might just surprise you. Call us at 816-676-8050, and we will truly do our best to help you navigate the rough waters of Medicaid and find answers to your questions.

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