WebMD Medical Reference
Long-term care refers to social, medical and personal services for people who need help for a long time due to old age or disability. Medicare covers medical needs, but does not pay for social and personal services such as:
What Medicare Covers
Skilled Nursing Facility Care
Home Health Care
To learn more about what home health care benefits include, see What Does Medicare Cover?
The aim of home health care is for you to recover from an illness or injury. Home health aide services and skilled nursing care must be given on a part-time or intermittent basis. To qualify, you must need care