Nursing Home Costs 10. February 2011 0 Senior Caregiving, Caregiving Issues (0) Nursing home costs are something that few want to think about until the needs arise. And then you really need the information. Hospital stays have become shorter as Medicare will cover nursing home care for rehabilitation after a major medical incident and hospitalization - for up to 100 days. Medicaid, for low-income seniors with few assets, will pay for ongoing care in a nursing home. However, the quality of care at nursing homes with a high level of Medicaid residents, unfortunately, can vary widely. Find out the daily prices of nursing homes nationwide, along with the acceptance of Medicare and Medicaid. Remember that some nursing homes and Continuing Care Retirement Communities would not accept you initially as a Medicaid resident, but if you were to run out of your private pay funds once you were admitted on private pay, they would allow you to remain with Medicaid as a payment form.