This refers to a large array of services and support that work to assist a person with personal care needs such as eating, bathing, and dressing. In other words it helps the person with everyday tasks rather than medical care. It can also be referred to as custodial care. Long-term care is not covered by Medicare if that’s the only care you need. Medicare, among other things, does cover care in a long-term care hospital and hospice and respite care.
Aaron’s mother would soon need long-term care, so he found a health plan that could help cover the costs.