Will Medicare pay for a stay at a nursing home?

Whether or not Medicare will pay for a stay at a nursing home will depend on the type of nursing home and the services needed by the patient. Medicare limits coverage for nursing home care and long-term in-house nursing to skilled nursing facilities. In order for a stay to be covered by Medicare, the patient must, based on doctor’s orders, require skilled nursing care and the nursing home must be certified as a Medicare skilled nursing facility provider.

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Nursing Home, Assisted Living & Home Health Care Abuse: Why It Occurs

Instances of nursing home abuse, assisted living abuse or home health care abuse against the elderly and dependent population happen more frequently than most of us think. Injuries can be the result of abuse or neglect and the families and friends of victims are often shocked when they discover that their senior or dependent loved one was the recipient. The best way to avoid it requires an understanding of why it occurs in the first place.

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Nursing Home Residents’ Rights

The biggest concern most people have when they place their elderly parent or spouse in a nursing home is the quality of care their loved one will receive. This article explains the Nursing Home Reform Act (1987) that requires certain services to be provided in nursing homes and establishes a Nursing Home Residents’ Bill of Rights.

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What if I do not want to go to a nursing home?

Except for a possible temporary placement in an emergency situation, you don’t have to go into a nursing home if you don’t want to as long as you are able to care for yourself or arrange for your own care. If you are unable to take care of yourself or to arrange for care, then you could be forced into a nursing home by a court.

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Nursing Home Myth-buster

No one wants to live in a nursing home. They serve as institutions of last resort when it’s impossible to provide the necessary care in any other setting. In most cases, finding the right nursing home is a once-in-a-lifetime task. This article busts some of the myths about nursing homes.

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