What is the difference between Long-term care and Medicare?

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Medicare DOES NOT COVER long-term care (also called custodial care).  Most nursing home care is custodial care.

 

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay 100% for non-covered services, including most long-term care.

 

What it is Long-Term care?

Long-term care is a range of services and support for your personal care needs. Most long-term care isn’t medical care. Instead, Long-Term care is help with basic personal tasks of everyday life like bathing, dressing, and using the bathroom, sometimes called activities of daily living.

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