Medicare covers services focused on helping beneficiaries recover from acute illnesses or injuries. Although Medicare will cover the diagnosis, evaluation and some treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, including inpatient hospital care and portions of the doctor’s fees, Medicare will not cover: adult day care, long-term care in a nursing home, assisted living costs, incontinence supplies or experimental treatments.
Medicare may cover the following medical treatments for:
*Rehabilitation care including physical, occupational, or speech therapy if it is shown that the beneficiary can benefit from the therapy.
*Mental health services – the psychological counseling must be prescribed by a doctor and counseling must be provided by a Medicare-certified therapist or mental health provider.