Massachusetts Medicaid is generally the only source of payments for nursing home care for an incapacitated person who needs ongoing nursing home care due to incapacity. Medicare and private insurers generally pay only for skilled services for limited time frames, which is not what most sick or injured people need if they’re permanently impaired. Massachusetts Medicaid will pay for nursing home care if you are not able to live independently and if you meet Medicaid eligibility criteria. The criteria for getting covered by Medicaid includes factors like your age and family status, your household income, and the amount of available assets that you and your family own. Find out more about when Massachusetts Medicaid will pay for nursing homes.