Medicare and Assisted Living
The room, board, and personal/custodial care services provided in the assisted living setting are not covered by Medicare. Physician services, medication, lab work, health nursing and therapies continue to be covered by your Medicare or other health insurance policy.
Residents and their family are still in control of their medical care in that they may continue with primary and specialty physician appointments in the office setting. However, some assisted living facilities may offer their own in-house physician services.
This may be a very prudent choice for residents. In-house physician care can alleviate difficulties with outside scheduling and transportation. It is also a great option for those residents with dementia, as it eliminates waiting in a crowded physician office which may prove to be over-stimulating and stressful.