Nursing Homes

Can’t afford to pay for health care? You might be able to get help from Medicaid. It is free for some people with very low income. If your income is too high, you may be able to get Medicaid after you spend some of your money. (Also known as a Medicaid “spend-down.”) This article also tells about...
Are you worried about paying for a very long stay in a nursing home? Medicaid is a federal health insurance program that might help pay for your care. Read this to find out who can get Medicaid, what it pays for, how to apply, what happens to your wife or husband who still lives at home, and more.
If you are on Medicare, you have medical expenses you pay yourself (called “out-of-pocket” expenses). These expenses may include monthly premiums, deductibles, coinsurance or co-pays. Read this article to find out about programs that may pay some of your out-of-pocket expenses.
This workbook was developed by the Connecticut Legal Rights Project to help you prepare a legal document called an advance directive. An advance directive allows you to influence your health care treatment when you are unable to do so.
Buying a funeral contract lets you make your own funeral arrangements in advance, instead of having your family or the state make them. Read this article to learn what to look for, what happens to the money, how it can help if you are applying for Medicaid, and more.