Jun 24, 2015 - 06:26 AM
Medicare will pay for the cost of this care, including custodial care provided in a skilled nursing facility, for a limited time if:
-You have recent prior hospital stay of atleast 3 days
-You are admitted to a Medicare-certified nursing facility within 30 days of your prior hospital stay
- You need skilled care, such as skilled nursing services, physical therapy or other types of therapy
For older adults, short-term skilled care can transition into the need for long-term non-skilled care. An individual may simply become less able to perform daily tasts as time goes by. It's during this ongoing process that many families start to realize that Medicare is not going to help pay for the ongoing assistance their loved one may need.
Nov 18, 2015 - 08:28 AM
You need to contact an Illinois Elder Law attorney for guidance soon. The nursing home where she currently resides can also help with a Medicaid application, so try them too.