At a certain age, senior loved ones reach a point where they can no longer live on their own due to old age, memory loss, or signs of dementia. Such developments may cause you to consider a long-term care solution for the senior in your life; however, many seniors don’t have the financial means to afford a memory care facility. Therefore, you may be wondering, “Does Medicare cover memory care?”
Does Medicare Cover Memory Care?
Those seeking memory care coverage may be surprised to learn that Medicare typically does not cover services that are non-medical in nature. So if you’re looking for a long-term memory care facility for your beloved senior, then the answer is no, Medicare will not cover it.
What Is Medicare?
Medicare is health insurance for Americans aged 65 or older. While Medicare does cover short-term assisted stays such as rehabilitation from an injury, it will not cover residential care homes, regular assisted living or long-term care in a nursing community.
What Covers Memory Care Facilities?
Check with your insurance provider as certain long-term care insurance policies can provide custodial care and assisted living coverage.
The senior in your life may qualify for Medicaid benefits that can cover the costs of memory care services for low-income individuals. At Encore at Avalon Park, we accept Medicaid from a few specific providers to cover a portion of the costs of assisted living.
Premiere Memory Care Services in Central Florida
The senior residents at Encore at Avalon Park enjoy comfortable accommodations, healthy meals, recreational and social activities, and access to a staff of skilled memory care experts in a beautiful and caring environment. Call 407-270-7500 today to schedule a tour and see why our assisted living community is one of the best in all of Central Florida.