According to the official Medicare website, Medicare Part A covers skilled nursing facility care, nursing home care, hospice and some home health services, such as intermittent skilled nursing care from a Medicare-certified home health agency. However, Medicare does not pay for around-the-clock home care.
A person's need for this type of care must be documented by a doctor. Applying for the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly is an option for additional community-based care than is covered under Part A. The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly is a part of Medicare that one must qualify for. Those who also qualify for Medicaid receive Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly services free of charge.