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Social Security Benefits


Medicare


From Senior Citizens Law Office:
Just the Facts about Medicare
o Spanish - Solo los Hechos Sobre Medicare
Rights of Medicare Beneficiaries
o Spanish - Derechos de los Beneficiarios de Medicare
Get Help with Medicare Costs
o Spanish - Reciba Ayuda con los Costos de Medicare
Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) Coverage
o Spanish - Cobertura para Beneficiarios Calificados de Medicare (QMB)
Home Health Care Under Medicare
o Spanish - Cuidado de salud domiciliario bajo Medicare
Aging in Place – At Home
o Spanish - La Vejez en el Hogar

Medicaid


Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB)/Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB)


Institutional Medicaid

Medicaid Eligibility manual


Medicaid Waiver Programs


State Benefits


New Mexico Human Services Department Income Support Division - financial assistance that can help with everything from energy bills to food to general assistance for qualified people.


Veterans Benefits


Government Programs and Financial Assistance

  • Assistance with finding government benefits programs to which a senior may be entitled.
  • An official government website that offers assistance with finding government benefits programs, BenefitsCheckUp asks a series of questions to help identify benefits that could save you money and cover the costs of everyday expenses.


Long Term Care Facilities


Nursing Homes


From Senior Citizens Law Office:


Tips for Choosing a Nursing Home
• Spanish - Consejos para Eligir una Casa de Reposo
Medicaid Coverage of Nursing Home Care
• Spanish - Cobertura Medicaid para una Casa de Reposo
Nursing Home Transfer and Discharge


Assisted Living, Board and Care and Continuing Care Communities


Other Health Care Programs

Skilled Care


Iinformation on skilled care benefits covered by Medicare


Prescription Assistance

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association patient assistance program – includes info on low cost or no cost prescription medications for patients who can’t afford to buy them.
  • NeedyMeds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit information resource devoted to helping people in need find assistance programs to help them afford their medications and costs related to health care.
  • The Medicine Program is a patient advocacy organization helping individuals and families all across America get access to up to 2,500 prescription medications available today for free or nearly free of charge through Patient Assistance Programs.
  • Offers discounts on prescription drugs for all New Mexicans.


Dental/Vision/Hearing


Healthcare Information


Dementia



 

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