Spend Down

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

More Common Terms

  • Custodial Care Personal care services that do not include a skilled nursing care component. Commonly associated with assistance of activities of daily living (ADL).
  • Arthritis Ailments that involve sore or swollen joints. Symptoms may also include redness, joint pain, stiffness and restricted motion. Various types of Arthritis include Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid and Gout.
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) An assistant who is certified to provide general nursing care under the direction of a registered nurse or therapist. They help with every aspect of nursing care as well as provide daily personal care to patients such as bathing, eating, and exercisi...

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