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Medicaid rules can differ state to state however I know of no situation where Medicaid would pay for long term care in a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) or Assisted Living (AL), but not long term care in a Memory Care (MC).
There is no differentiation. Medicaid pays for LTC in a MC unit if it's been determined memory care is the level of care needed.
Skilled Nursing, Longterm care and Nursing homes are pretty much one and the same and Medicaid pays for this as long as your 24/7 care.
I suggest, you see an Elder Lawyer and have assets split. The S
Spouse in care will spend down their split than Medicaid can be applied for.
Please note that Memory Care is usually self-paid, thus from your pocket. For Medicaid, one has to apply, and if approved, Medicaid will pay for Nursing Home care. If you mean Medicare, Medicare does not pay for facility care unless it is Rehab, and there is a time limit for staying.
Your best bet to is tour the different facilities and see which one you feel the most comfortable with. Ask the Admin the question you asked here. There may be a Memory Care facility that will take Medicaid but only after self-pay for a certain number of month.