How does the look-back period affect a person’s eligibility for Medi-Cal benefits?

Monday, Jan. 25th 2021 3:26 PM

In California, any transfer of a non-exempt asset (also called “countable”) within 30 months of an individual’s application for Medi-Cal for nursing facility level of care may result in a period of ineligibility. This period of ineligibility will only apply to the nursing facility level of care and, if
otherwise eligible, the individual would be eligible for all other Medi-Cal covered services. Remember, the look-back period does not apply to those assets that are exempt (also called “not countable”). The most common exempt asset is the individual’s principal residence. The period of ineligibility is determined by dividing the average private pay rate (APPR) in California, currently $4,322, into the value of the transferred non-exempt asset. Let us take a look at the following example:

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Does Medi-Cal pay for Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly (RCFE’s), also known as Assisted Living or Board and Care?

Friday, Jan. 22nd 2021 5:21 AM

Currently, Medi-Cal does not pay for board and care in a RCFE, since RCFE care is not considered to be medical care. In addition, RCFE’s are not licensed as medical care providers. Medi-Cal does, however, allow an individual to retain income each month, up to the amount of the monthly charge of the facility, as long as the person requires and is receiving custodial care within the facility. If an individual is residing in an RCFE simply because the individual enjoys the luxury of not having to cook, clean and do laundry, Medi-Cal does not allow the individual to retain the additional income. If the individual is residing in the facility, however, because he or she requires assistance and needs custodial care, MediCal allows the individual to retain more of his or her income.

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Acid Reflux Disease

Tuesday, Jan. 19th 2021 3:12 PM

For Acid Reflux Disease Patients, Esophageal Cancer Risk Lower Than Expected

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Share of Cost – Dental Care and Dementia

Thursday, Dec. 3rd 2020 10:02 AM

If someone you are caring for has dementia and need to see a dentist you will want to make a dental appointment for early in the day, when the person in question is most alert. Also, make sure to tell him/her where they are going and why.

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Share of Cost – Smoking and Your Dental Health.

Saturday, Nov. 28th 2020 9:55 AM

If you are an smoker, you are likely to have bad breath and stained teeth, just for starters. Smoking may make it take longer to recover from a pulled tooth and periodontal treatment. Long-term smoking can raise the chances of oral cancer. And so does your age.

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Share of Cost – Braces for Older Adults

Wednesday, Nov. 25th 2020 9:49 AM

With braces there can be a misconception that only kids or young adults can have braces. However, there is no age limit for correcting misaligned (crooked) teeth. If you want to improve your appearance or bite, a dentist or orthodontist can fit you for braces. It is more common than you may think.

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Share of Cost – Sensitive Teeth

Wednesday, Nov. 18th 2020 9:45 AM

Having sensitive teeth can happen to anyone, at any age. Your gum tissue pulls back from your teeth, uncovering some of the root. This can make the area sensitive to temperature hot and cold.

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Share of Cost – Senior Dental Health

Sunday, Nov. 15th 2020 9:26 AM

It is important to know that age in and of itself is not a dominant or sole factor in determining your oral health. However, certain medical conditions, such as arthritis in the hands and fingers, may make brushing or flossing teeth difficult to impossible to perform. Drugs can also affect oral health and may make a change in your dental treatment necessary. The inability to go to the dental office to due lack of mobility. If you have these type of issues that are keeping you from having the best oral health care you can have. You may want to look into a mobile dentist. A mobile dentist comes to you when you can not go to them.

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Share of Cost – Stomatitis

Friday, Nov. 13th 2020 9:16 AM

Denture-induced stomatitis. First stomatitis is an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth. Ill-fitting dentures, poor dental hygiene, or a buildup of the fungus Candida albicans can cause this condition, which is inflammation of the tissue underlying a denture.

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Share of Cost – Periodontitis/Gum Disease

Tuesday, Nov. 10th 2020 8:55 AM

Periodontitis also known as Gum disease is caused by plaque and made worse by food left in teeth, use of tobacco products, poor-fitting bridges and dentures, poor diets, and certain diseases, such as anemia, cancer, and diabetes, this is often a problem for older adults.

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Share of Cost – Seniors and Diminished Sense of Taste

Friday, Nov. 6th 2020 8:52 AM

Seniors and Diminished sense of taste: While advancing age impairs the sense of taste, diseases, medications, and dentures can also contribute to this sensory loss.

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Share of Cost – Seniors and Darkened Teeth

Monday, Nov. 2nd 2020 8:13 AM

Changes in dentin to some extent can be a cause of darkened teeth. Additional causes can include a lifetime of consuming stain-causing foods and beverages, which is also caused by thinning of the outer enamel layer that lets the darker yellower dentin show through. However, a darkened tooth or teeth may also be a sign of a more serious dental problem and you should have it checked by your dentist.

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Share of Cost – Where you can get help paying for Dental Care Services

Friday, Oct. 30th 2020 8:04 AM

Medicare pays for a wide range of services, including many preventive benefits, however, coverage of dental care is very limited. So where can you turn to in order to have dental care services at a more affordable cost.

On our website shareofcost.com sell dental insurance to individual and family plans. Just because you may have Medicare dose not mean you can not buy dental insurance for yourself and your dental care needs.

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Share of Cost – Medicare and Dental

Monday, Oct. 26th 2020 7:55 AM

Does Medicare pay for preventive dental care as well majors services such as dentures?

Original Medicare (Parts A and B) does not cover routine oral dental care, such preventive care and fillings, dentures, root canals, etc.

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Share of Cost – Dental Implant and Oral Care

Wednesday, Oct. 21st 2020 2:04 PM

Did you know that dental implants require the same normal oral care routine as teeth because they mimic the natural tooth. You can successfully floss and brush around the implant like a normal tooth. Dental bridges, on the other hand, require meticulous care and you are expected to floss under the false tooth. This is particularly challenging for the elderly who may not be as attentive to details. This makes dental implants easier to manage.

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Share of Cost – Dental Implants for Seniors

Friday, Oct. 16th 2020 11:35 AM

If you are a senior may wonder whether dental implants work just as well for older patients as they do for younger ones. You may also wonder whether your dental implants have a different success rate based on your age.

The answer to that question is that dental implants are just as effective and long-lasting in older patients as they are in younger ones. In fact, dental implants can change the lives of older patients for the better, giving them more confidence and improved physical and mental health.

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