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Long Term Care Insurance Q & As
Question 12 of 12 in Basics
Does medical insurance cover long term care?
Although medical insurance has some aspects of long term care, they are not the same thing. For example, some medical plans may pay for the services of a nurse while you are recovering from an illness or an injury that requires medical attention. This medical benefit is very limited. Once you are better or reach the maximum benefit for nursing services, this benefit would cease to be available. Medical insurance is not designed to cover activities of daily living. Long term care is designed to cover activities of daily living.