|Home health care
If you have Medicare part a hospital insurance, it will cover the cost of many home health care services. This might include occupational therapy, physical therapy, home health aides, and medical social services.
Hospice care is another of the services covered by Medicare part a hospital insurance. A hospice is a medical facility that cares for terminally ill patients, offering pain relief and other support services.
|In-patient hospital care
Medicare part a helps pay for up to 90 days of in-patient care per benefit period, in any Medicare-participating hospital. During the first 60 days, you pay a deductible amount, then Medicare pays for all other covered services.
|Skilled nursing facility care
Skilled nursing is care given by medically-trained personnel, following a hospital stay; it is not the same as custodial care commonly given in nursing homes, such as help with walking, dressing, or eating.