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In this article, I’m going to answer the question: How much do I have to pay a Florida nursing home if my spouse is on Medicaid?  My previous article covers how much you would have to pay if your parent or a single person needs nursing home Medicaid in Florida.

This question is best-answered by starting with what you, as the healthy spouse, get to keep each month.

After that I’m going to zoom out in this explanation about other concepts that you need to be aware of, because once you get the “keep amount”  it can be adjusted under a couple different circumstances.

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Today I’m going to answer the question,

“How much do I have to pay the nursing home when my parent is on Florida Medicaid?”

In order to reach this answer to this question, we need to cover a couple key points.

First we need to talk about what we’re using to figure out the amount you pay based on, the calculus and the formula.

I’m going to through some definitions that you’re going to hear throughout this experience of having to pay for a nursing home.

Finally, this article is all about what a single person pays the nursing home.  If you are married and your spouse needs nursing care in Florida, I have written a companion article for how much a married person pays a nursing home when on Florida Medicaid.

To watch this video, and for links to my other videos, click here to visit me on YouTube.

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The Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid

Asset Protection Strategies for Seniors

In this article, I am going to explain the difference between Medicaid and Medicare. I’m going to give you a brief discussion of both, and then hopefully the differences will be clear, especially as it applies to coverage in a nursing home for long-term care. Click here to watch my video on the Difference Between […]

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What is a Lady Bird Deed? (or Enhanced Life Estate Deed)

Asset Protection Strategies for Seniors

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Does Medicare Pay for the Nursing Home?

Caregiving Tips

In this article, I’m going to answer the question, “Does Medicare pay for a Nursing Home?” First, you need to have Medicare coverage.  That mean’s you’re over 65 or you have been on social security disability for more than 24 months. To see my video answering this question, click here.

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