Medicaid coverage, MassHealth as it's called in Massachusetts, exists to help fund long term nursing home care.  You must qualify for Medicaid/MassHealth.  Many elders exceed the minimum asset thresholds set forward in MassHealth, making it seem that you are ineligible until all of your assets have been exhausted.  Medicaid planning strategies preserve and protect your financial assets from future nursing home and health care costs.  Proper understanding of Medicaid law, and appropriate Medicaid planning, is essential to an appropriate plan for the future. With proper planning you can protect your home, protect your spouse, and transfer assets. To ensure you receive accurate advice and legal services, we are constantly engaged in continuing education to stay up-to-date with the ever evolving rules of nursing home Medicaid eligibility, Medicaid application rules, and current Medicaid laws. In addition to Medicaid planning, the firm's attorneys also can help clients file applications for the Medicaid program, or if you have been denied, we  file appeals to recover your expenses.  We will apply all our experience as your Medicaid attorney to see your assets protected, and to ensure that you are positioned to receive the care you need and deserve.