Posted February 11, 2007

I was looking at the ‘stats’ for my blog just now and I noticed that someone found my page by entering the following question into their search bar:  “assisted living places in illinois that take medicare payments”.  Here is your quick answer.

NONE.

Medicare does not pay for long term care.  It will pay for long term care in a rehab center after discharge from a hospital.  It will pay for out patient therapy which can be performed in and assisted living home.  But it does not pay for ROOM and BOARD.

In Illinois we have some assisted living facilities that can be paid for via medicaid, called supportive living facilites, but the rest are private pay.

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