Many individuals can be approved for Florida ICP (Institutionalized Care Program ) which is the nursing home Medicaid that will cover the monthly cost of a nursing home. A month of private pay at a nursing home can cost anywhere from $8000 to $12,000. Most individuals can not even come close to affording this. With being approved for this benefit many individuals can stay long term at a nursing home only having to pay their Social Security and any retirement income.If there is a spouse in the community, the community spouse may be eligible to keep all of the nursing home spouse’s income so they may continue to pay for living and housing expenses. This means that the nursing home spouse may be eligible to reside in the nursing home under ICP Florida Medicaid with no monthly amount due to the nursing home.