Those who need home health care in Nebraska can obtain financial assistance through Nebraska Medicaid as long as the care is prescribed by a doctor or an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN). Medicaid may cover a variety of services for seniors and others in need, provided they meet the eligibility requirements of the state’s Medicaid program.

What Services are Covered?

Under Nebraska Medicaid, eligible seniors may be able to receive financial assistance to cover home health care services such as:

  • Nursing services
  • Personal care
  • Medical supplies and equipment
  • In-home physical, speech and occupational therapy

In some cases, Medicaid may also pay for additional services such as non-medical transportation and homemaker assistance.

Eligibility and How to Apply

To be eligible for Medicaid in Nebraska, state residents must:

  • Be age 65 or older, disabled or visually impaired
  • Not exceed countable resource limitations, which are $4,000 for single-person households or $6,000 for two-person households
  • Have an annual income that’s at or below 200% of the federal poverty guideline
  • Be a permanent Nebraska resident

Those who wish to apply for Medicaid in Nebraska can apply online via iServe or contact their nearest Department of Health and Human Services office via phone or in person.