Ricardo has trouble walking because of his disability. He fell and could not be released from rehab unless he had a ramp installed at his home. Ricardo was able to use the funds in his Special Needs Trust to pay for a ramp so he could return to his home.
Due to Ricardo’s fall, it was also difficult for him to get in and out of his traditional bathtub. He was once again able to access his funds in order to purchase a walk-in tub that helped him be able to bathe with more ease.
Both of these items were necessary to increase Ricardo’s quality of life, however, Medicaid would not pay for either the ramp or walk-in tub. Having a Special Needs Trust to rely on was very beneficial for Ricardo.
Contact Springhill Pooled Accounts Trust to learn how you can use your Special Needs Trust to pay for medical expenses that Medicaid does not cover.
*The stories are true, but the name and image has been changed to protect our participant’s privacy.