Your Medicare Coverage

Is my test, item, or service covered?

Long-term care

How often is it covered?

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 activities of daily living.

Medicare doesn’t cover long-term care (also called custodial care), if that's the only care you need. Most nursing home care is custodial care. Get more information about nursing home care.

Medicare does cover:

You may also want to think about choices other than nursing home care.

Visit for information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care needs.

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