"Medicare does not cover the core of long term care which is assistance in activities of daily living and that is according to www.ltcoptions.com. However, it can pay for your limited stay in a nursing home which is for 100 days only. Medicare will fully pay for your initial 20-day stay and after that you need to pay $140 and then Medicare will pay for the balance. If ever you extended your stay in the said facility and you go beyond the 100-day limit, then you need to pay for everything."In Response To Will Medicare pay for long term care?