Original Medicare does not pay for non-medical home care aides. As of 2019, some Medicare Advantage plans may cover non-medical, home care aides depending on one’s plan.
Medicaid pays for non-medical home care to help individuals continue to live in their homes. However, Medicaid rules are state-specific, and therefore, eligibility and benefits differ in every state. Please refer to a state-by-state guide to Medicaid programs covering home care in your state.