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Does Medicare Pay For Assisted Living?

My mother-in-law is just now reaching the point where she requires quite a bit of assistance with daily tasks such as getting dressed and undressed, housekeeping, driving, stuff like that. My wife and I think she would benefit from living in an assisted living facility. Will medicare cover the cost of assisted living?

assisted-living, seniors, medicare, housing

Answered by: MySeniorCare Staff

Unfortunately, Medicare does not cover assisted living. The coverage for any long term care under Medicare is very limited.

However, Medicare will cover some short term stays in a skilled nursing facility, or rehabilitation facility while recovering from illness or surgery.

Some states have a Medicare program that may cover some assisted living costs in certain participating facilities.

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