Medicare misunderstanding: Toni shocked to find out coverage doesn’t include long-term care

CULLMAN, Ala. – Many individuals mistakenly believe that Medicare covers long-term care services, like nursing home stays or home health aides. However, this misconception often leaves people unprepared for the costs associated with such care, leading to financial strain and unexpected expenses for seniors and their families. While Medicare does cover certain medical services and short-term skilled nursing facility care, it does not typically pay for long-term care that involves assistance with activities of daily …

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