Long-term care

Long-term care

Medicare doesn’t cover long-term care (also called 

), if that's the only care you need. Most nursing home care is custodial care.

How often is it covered?
What it is

Long-term care is a range of services and support for your personal care needs. Most long-term care isn't medical care. Instead, most long-term care is help with basic personal tasks of everyday life, sometimes called 

.

Things to know

Note

Some Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) offer extra benefits that Original Medicare doesn’t cover - like vision, hearing, or dental. Contact the plan for more information.

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