You may know that Medicare does not cover long-term care insurance if it is the only type of care that you require. What you may not know is that Medicare does cover long-term hospital care if the coverage goes over 25 days total. These are in major injury or illness situations that are outlined by Medicare below:
“Long-term hospital care refers to acute care hospitals that provide treatment for patients who stay, on average, more than 25 days. Most patients are transferred from an intensive or critical care unit. Services provided include comprehensive rehabilitation, respiratory therapy, head trauma treatment, and pain management.”
So if you have a family member that is on Medicare and was recently transferred to an intensive care or critical care unit you can rest easy. These long stays in a hospital are usually covered by Medicare to help you return to feeling good and living your life to the fullest.