Does Medicare pay for respite care?

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I was told they would pay for 20 days but cannot find any information on this.

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Pennsylvania pays for 14 days of respite care annually for my mother. I was able to use it to go on a much needed vacation. It was arranged by her adult day care sws with a nearby nursing home.
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I live in New Jersey and mom has horizon long term health insurance. I get 30 days a year, the year being from July to July.
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I believe they pay 30 days a year, the year starting in July. Hope this helps!!!
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Don't confuse rehab with respite. Not the same thing. 3 days in hospital required by Medicare before Medicare will pay for up to 20 days in Rehab. No guarantee of the entire 20 days. Depends on participation etc.
PLUS patients needing rehab usually also need an advocate. Not much respite going on there.
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Contact your local Aging Service Access Point, they may have programs that can help you.
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Medicare typically won't cover a Respite stay in a nursing home, unless the person has had a 3 day qualifying stay in a hospital AND meets Medicare criteria for admission. If the person has Medicaid, they pay up to, I believe 30 days per year.
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As Pam had mentioned above, if on Hospice Care they are entitled short-term Respite Care, to give the caregiver a break. Check your state regulations.
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Sheila, Is that Medicare or Medicaid and is your love one in hospice?
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My dad was released from a hospital after only 2 days (got cha!) so therefore they didn't pay for his respite and he had to use private pay. So see if they can always get 3 days in the hospital if at all possible
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Yes they pay for respite ask your care manager I get 14 days a year. I live in florida
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