Paying for Long-Term Care
(Assisted Living, Nursing Home Care, & Hospice)


Long-term care is expensive whether in an Assisted Living Facility or Nursing Home. Most care is not fully paid for by health insurance.

There are three basic types of payment:

  • Private Pay
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid

Hospice care may be provided through the same programs and/or through private pay methods.

Below you will find links to information on Private Pay, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Veteran's Benefits, Paying for Care for Those With Alzheimer's, Insurance, Paying for Prescription Drugs, and Personalized Assistance. The lists show what information is available through the links.


Private Pay

What is Private Pay?
Consulting with an Attorney
Health Insurance & Managed Care
Long-Term Care Insurance
Private Pay Resource Links
Spending Down & Spousal Impoverishment
Tax Credits


Social Security

What is Social Security?
Benefit Eligibility Tool
Disability Programs
Representative Payee



What is Medicare?
Benefits Checkup
Brochures to Help You Understand Your Benefits & Eligibility
Choosing a Plan
Contact Information
Home Health Compare
If Your Medicare Claim is Denied
Medicare Advantage
Medicare Managed Care Plans
Medicare Options Compare
Medicare Part A
Medicare Part B
Medicare Part D
Medicare Rights Center
Medicare PPO Demonstration Project
Medicare Savings Programs
Medicare SELECT Policy
Medicare Supplemental Insurance (Medigap)
Online Guide to Help Understand the Transition to Medicare
Personalized Assistance by a Caregiver Specialist
Seniors Health Insurance Information Programs (SHIIP)
Quality of Care Concerns



What is Medicaid?
Medicaid for Long-Term Care Residents
State Medicaid Contact Information
What is the Difference Between Medicaid and Medicare?


Veteran's Benefits

Veteran Links
Retired Military
Retired Military Links


Paying for Care for Those With Alzheimer's or Dementia

About Medicare and Alzheimer's
General Financing
National Alzheimer's Association on Paying for Care
Paying for Prescription Drugs for Alzheimer's



Insurance Resources
Insurance Sell-Outs
Long-Term Care


Personalized Assistance





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