Skilled nursing care is covered by TRICARE in the U.S. and U.S. Territories within skilled nursing facilities (SNF) if you have a hospital stay of three or more days. Skilled nursing facility care is different from nursing home care, which is not covered by TRICARE. TRICARE covers durable medical equipment (DME) when prescribed by a physician to increase your quality of life. If you can stay home, but still need assistance, you may decide home health care is best for you. Coverage is the same as Medicare for these services. TRICARE and Medicare do not cover assisted living facilities or long term care, which is needed if you can no longer perform everyday tasks by yourself. Information about the Federal Long Term Care insurance program is available here.
For more on TRICARE, visit the Military.com TRICARE section.