Medicaid Nursing Home Admission

Overview

Two factors determine your eligibility for Medicaid Nursing Home Admission:

  1. The level of care you need meets the criteria for Nursing Home Care
  2. Your income and resources are within the limits of Medicaid eligibility

This is a two-step process.

 Your income and Medicaid may jointly finance nursing home care under the Virginia Medicaid program. 

Your financial eligibility for Medicaid will be determined by a Long Term Care Medicaid worker who will evaluate your income and resources. 

Medical need is determined by the public health nurse and family services specialist who will visit your home.

Frequently asked questions about nursing home admission are listed below. 

If you have other questions, please contact the Department of Family Services at 703-777-0353.