My father is in a nursing home in Tennessee and was approved for Medicaid. My mother is in an assisted living facility. Th...Read more
Nursing homes can’t just kick out their difficult residents. They need to do what they can to modify their behavior and they need to find a safe alternative. I’d recommend four possible sources for help: First, see if there’s a nursing home ombudsperson who can intervene. Second, go to the website of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care (www.theconsumervoice.org) to see what resources they provide. Third, bring in a private geriatric care manager to intervene and work with the facility. Fourth, hire a local elder law attorney to protect your mother’s rights. Good luck.
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