Medical Assistance, Medicaid, & Title 19 Information
What Is Medical Assistance, Medicaid, or Title 19?
Medical Assistance, Medicaid or Title 19 is a state program available for those who do not have other financial resources to cover the cost of nursing home care. Applications for Medical Assistance can be made to the Department of Social Services in the county you live in.
Monroe County residents, contact Western Region for Economic Assistance (WREA) at 1-800-627-0430 for an application or appointment.
Social Security Income While at Rolling Hills
As a nursing home resident, you are not eligible to continue receiving Social Security Income payments unless that is your only source of income. Residents must notify Social Security Administration at 1-608-784-5605 upon admission to the nursing home. Medical cards through SSI will likely be in effect for one month after your nursing home admission. Residents must complete an application to the WREA at 1-800-627-0430 for Medical Assistance as soon as they know when their SSI will stop.
“I enjoy seeing people get excited when they see me and my dog Keota. I enjoy brightening everyone’s day and the bonds and friendships we’ve grown. We are treated with the upmost kindness and respect, and are always greeted with cheerful staff. I am thanked each and every time I come to do pet therapy by all staff and many residents also say thanks. I always feel appreciated.”
Patti, Pet Therapy Volunteer