The Cost of Long-Term Care – 22 News
Medicare only covers some parts of long-term care
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Medicare will pay for some of your long-term care costs if you meet these requirements:
- You have had a recent prior hospital stay of at least three days
- You’re admitted to a Medicare-certified nursing facility within 30 days of your prior hospital stay
- You need skilled care
If you meet all those conditions, Medicare will pay for some of your costs for up to 100 days.
For the first 20 days, 100% covered by Medicare. Days 21-100, you pay your own expenses up to $140.00 per day and Medicare pays any balance.