Union, New Jersey – March 28, 2022 – I-Ally, a community-driven app that saves millennial family caregivers time, reduces stress and enables informed decision-making by providing services and support that fulfill their unique needs, has partnered with NavigAid, the easy-to-navigate online tool that assists caregivers through the Medicaid application process to cover the costs of long-term care.
“Millennial family caregivers are suddenly launched into a CEO-like role, in which they are in charge of their loved one’s finances, healthcare, and wellbeing,” says Lucinda Koza, founder and CEO of I-Ally. “Our mission is to remove unnecessary stress so that the caregiver feels empowered in their role. I-Ally’s partnership with NavigAid is directly in line with this mission. Step-by-step online assistance with the application for Medicaid benefits is a powerful tool in the caregiver’s arsenal, and expediting the process makes an incredible difference in the care their loved one may receive when eligible.”
Research conducted by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving shows that more than one in four family caregivers is a millennial, ranging in age between 25 and 40. Millennials comprise over one-third of multi-generational family caregivers who are caring for an aging parent and a child at the same time.
NavigAid's online assistance simplifies the Medicaid application process. After answering initial screening questions, the secure tool identifies the state-specific documents necessary to complete a Medicaid application, and provides step-by-step instruction on how to obtain them.
"The costs of eldercare usually add up faster than expected, and families most often underestimate the level of care required to treat unexpected life changes that result in the need for long-term care," says Ben Mandelbaum, founder and CEO of NavigAid, adding, " We are delighted to partner with I-Ally to expand awareness to more family caregivers, and reduce the stress and time associated with the Medicaid application process.”