Nursing home coverage

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dldugan

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What will Medicare do for nursing home?
 

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Medicare will pay for skilled care only and for a limited number of days after a three day inpatient admission ( note observation days do not count). Essentially it is a rehab benefit.

Long term care is not a medicare benefit. Medicaid will cover but to qualify you must have very limited assets and income
 

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More generally, you can see what other help you might be eligible for at benefitscheckup.org, see specific Illinois LTC information, and you may want to contact Illinois' SHIP office for Medicare help/clarifications.

General note: every state has a SHIP office for Medicare assistance.
 
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