Does Medicare or Medicaid pay for Assisted LivingCopy
Medicare generally does not cover the costs of assisted living facilities. Medicare is primarily health insurance, and while it covers many healthcare costs, it does not typically cover long-term care in assisted living facilities. This type of care is often considered custodial rather than medical.
Medicaid, on the other hand, may cover some of the costs associated with assisted living, but this varies greatly from state to state. Medicaid is a joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income and resources. Some states have Medicaid programs that cover some services provided in assisted living facilities, such as personal care, but not the cost of room and board. It’s important to check the specific provisions of Medicaid in the relevant state for more detailed information.