Skilled Home CareSome home care can only be given by licensed health workers, such as if you need skilled nursing care. Skilled nursing care includes services and care that can only be performed safely and correctly by a licensed nurse (either a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse) or a licensed therapist. Remember, Medicare only pays for home care if you meet certain conditions. Refer to the document: Medicare and Home Health Care.
You can also hire a home health care agency or a private individual for care in your home if Medicare doesn’t cover it. In this case, you will need to pay for this care on your own. Home care costs can vary depending on where you live, the type of care you need, and how often you need care. Usually home care is charged by the hour.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Serviced publish a booklet about Medicare home health care benefits for people in the Original Medicare Plan.This booklet can be found at:
Medicare Home Health Care Benefits