A new bill introduced by a Texas House member demonstrates just how real the threat of living in poverty in a nursing home is.
Currently, nursing home residents on Medicaid are entitled to a personal living allowance of merely $60 a month. This is money that a resident has to spend on anything from toiletries to snacks to gifts for grandchildren. Obviously, $60 does not go very far these days. According to an article from Dallas News, the bill asks for an increase. It would be the first increase in over a decade. Unfortunately, it would only be an increase to $75.