Q: Once you are eligible for Florida Medicare can you live in any assisted living facility?
A: You can live in any facility that accepts that source of payment, which you said is Medicare, and has space available. (However, I suspect you meant to type Medicaid, but the answer would be the same. You can live in any facility that accepts Medicaid and has space available.)
There is currently no Medicare benefit for assisted living. Assisted living is typically private pay unless you have long term care insurance.
There is a Medicare benefit for rehab in a rehab hospital after a hospital stay and some home care visiting nurse or visiting rehab after a hospital stay.
There is only a Medicaid waiver for assisted living if you qualify for Medicaid, get on a waiting list and there are actually Medicaid waiver funds available. It is first come, first serve, and not a guaranteed benefit. There is a Medicaid benefit for long term care in a skilled nursing facility for which you would have to apply for Medicaid and qualify.
A: If you are already qualified for Medicaid, it would depend on the availability of facilities and there is usually a waiting list. I think you meant Medicaid, not Medicare.
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