When you feel you or a loved one can no longer live in a independent environment, you may to need search for alternative care. Finding a nursing home or long term care in Illinois that accepts Medicaid can be daunting. The state of Illinois has about 1,200 long term facilities serving over 100,000 residents. Of these, approximately 55,000 residents reside in some 738 care facilities that accept Medicaid and are licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health . Just because a facility has beds available, they are NOT required to take new residents, however, as a resident you are protected under the law for certain requirements. To view these and the laws that protect you visit Medicare.gov/nursinghomecompare. It would also be wise to make sure you talk with your doctor, physician or health management provider to go over any information you may not fully understand and to help decide which facilities best fits your needs.
Illinois DPH Nursing Home Hotline 1800-252-4343
To apply for medical benefits through the Department of Human Services Click Here