Medication at Assisted Living Facilities

Making the move to an assisted living facility or nursing home is a daunting task, and apprehension and uncertainty often come along with it. This can be especially true if you or your loved one is used to living on their own. With that in mind, the thought of having a roommate may not be pleasant. As such, a common question is: do you get a roommate if Medicaid is paying for your stay?

And the answer is often, yes.

When Medicaid pays your fees at an assisted living facility or nursing home, it is very common to have a roommate, though it may not always happen. Medicaid doesn’t require that patients share a room, but they will limit what they will pay. Those who don’t have Medicaid may share a room in order to help cut down on costs and stretch their savings longer. 

However, if the patient or family has the means to do it, they can pay to have a private room instead.