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Medicare Coverage of Board-and-Care Homes

By Caring.com Staff

What It Is

Long-term residence in a board-and-care facility, where a resident receives nonmedical assistance with the activities of daily living but not medical or skilled nursing care.

What's Covered

No part of Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan pays for residence in a board-and-care home. Medicare only covers short-term stays in skilled nursing or rehabilitation facilities under limited circumstances.