LONG TERM CARE AND MEDICAID
Texas Long-term care services
What long-term care services do I get if I have Medicaid?
If you have a long lasting illness or disability – you might be able to get help with daily health care and living needs.
This help can be at your home or in an adult day health care center, nursing facility or assisted living facility such as a nursing home.
Long-term care services under Medicaid include:
- Help dressing, bathing, and using the bathroom.
- Help preparing meals, grocery shopping, and using money.
- Help with light housework.
- Nursing care in your home.
- Hospice services.
- Care in a nursing facility or other place of care.
Can I get long-term care services?
You can get long-term care services through the state of Texas if you have Medicaid. If you don’t have Medicaid, you can apply for it by using the Application for Assistance in Texas. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission will decide if you are able to get Medicaid.
The way you get Medicaid services depends on where you live in Texas and what kind of health issues you have. In most parts of the state you get services through one of the following Medicaid networks:
- Medicaid Primary Care Case Management
- Medicaid STAR
- Medicaid STAR+PLUS
- Traditional Medicaid
If you don’t know which Medicaid network you’re in, call this free number: 1-877-787-8999.
People in some parts of the state get long-term care services through the Medicaid STAR+PLUS network.