The Medicaid Handbook - 2008 edition, by elder law attorney Sean W. Scott, provides valuable information and guidance on using Medicaid to pay for nursing home care. The Medicaid Handbook explains the complex Medicaid eligibility process in simple, easy-to-understand language. It contains illustrations and diagrams of key concepts and areas of interest including income trusts, spousal diversion and look-back periods. The text describes the legal ways to avoid being impoverished by the costs of nursing home care and still qualify for benefits. The reader will learn how to overcome the barriers to accessing the Medicaid program in order to protect their savings, their house, car, and way of life. This guide makes simple the complex subject of how to qualify for nursing home Medicaid. The 2008 edition contains up-to-date information as well as the most recent federal Medicaid law changes. It contains specific information on Medicaid's financial eligibility requirements for all 50 states.