Long story short my dad was diagnosed with ESRD (kidney failure) was given Medicaid, approved for SSDI starting in November and automatically enrolled into Medicare because of his illness. We were informed that his Medicaid is being terminated as of tomorrow and all he will be left with is Medicare which doesn’t cover a lot of the services he is being provided with now through Medicaid. We are trying to get his Medicaid situated as we believe he should still be eligible. But that’s another story... my question in regards to this post is if anyone knows if Medicare covers home health care? I am currently his caregiver and I have done a lot of research and from what I see the only way his services will be covered is if he requires skilled services, is home bound, and I don’t remember what else off the back of my hand. He fits under every category except for skilled services. I do everything for him except for bathing and feeding. He is able to do both, barely, on his own. I was speaking with his Medicaid case worker and she stated that from everything she has gathered throughout home visits she believes he fits the criteria for a nursing home so wouldn’t one assume that he’d qualify for home care through Medicare? He is only 43 and a nursing home is way out of the question for him. Not even an option in his mind... Anybody know anything else on this? Is there anyway that Medicare can still help? His Medicare is through United health care. Hope I provided enough info.