Spend Down

A requirement that an individual use up most of his or her own income to meet Medicaid eligibility requirements.

More Common Terms

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  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) A professional trained and certified to provide health services including technical nursing services, administration of medication, and changing of dressings.
  • Dementia Dementia is a syndrome of progressive decline that causes memory problems and disorientation. Alzheimer's disease is the majority of all cases of irreversable dementia.

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