Your Medicare Coverage
Is my test, item, or service covered?
Nursing home care
How often is it covered?
Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) may cover care given in a certified skilled nursing facility (SNF) if it's medically necessary for you to have skilled nursing care (like changing sterile dressings). However, most nursing home care is custodial care , like help with bathing or dressing. Medicare doesn't cover custodial care if that's the only care you need.