This web site was copied prior to January 20, 2005. It is now a Federal record managed by the National Archives and Records Administration. External links, forms, and search boxes may not function within this collection.
These facilities provide care to people who can’t be cared for at home
or in the community. Nursing homes provide a wide range of personal care
and health services. For most people, this care generally is to assist
people with support services such as dressing, bathing, and using the
bathroom, for people who can’t take care of themselves due to physical,
emotional, or mental problems. Medicare doesn’t pay for this type of
care and doesn’t pay for most nursing home care.
Some nursing homes may provide skilled care after an injury or
hospital stay. Medicare pays for skilled nursing facility care for a
limited period of time if you meet certain conditions. For more
information, look at the Medicare booklet,
Medicare Coverage of Skilled Nursing Facility Care.
To locate nursing homes in your area, look at
Nursing Home Compare on this website.
The cost for nursing homes can vary depending on where you live and
what type of care you need.