One common misconception about Medicare is that it will pay for Long Term Care services. In recent years, the United States Government has begun trying to dispel this myth. The Social Security Administration’s annual statements now include the following warning: “Medicare does not pay for Long Term Care, so you may want to consider options for private insurance.”
In some very specific instances, Medicare will pay a portion of Long Term Care costs. Receiving this benefit can be difficult as there are several conditions that must be met in order to qualify.