If you are admitted to a nursing home after a hospital stay, and the facility tells you to leave once your Medicare days run out – you have a right to stay.
Adapted from materials prepared by the Center for Medicare Advocacy Background In 2013, a federal court approved the settlement agreement in Jimmo v.
If you are on Medi-Cal and you receive an inheritance, it may jeopardize your benefits. Medi-Cal recipients must report receipt of any income or assets that would affect the share of cost or eligibility to the county eligibility worker within 10 days.
An increasing number of nursing homes, hospitals, and family members are turning to placement agencies to find housing for older adults who need care.
As the holidays approach, nursing facility residents and their family members often worry about losing their rooms, or their Medicare or Medi-Cal status, if they leave a nursing facility for brief periods of time.
California law, Health & Safety Code §1320, prohibits nursing homes from requiring residents to purchase drugs, or rent or purchase medical supplies or equipment, from any particular pharmacy or other source.
The New Medicare Cards are Prompting Phone Scams
CMS will be mailing new Medicare cards to beneficiaries between April 2018 and April 2019. The new Medicare cards no longer include Social Security numbers.
IHSS is a statewide program administered by each county to provide those with limited income who are disabled, blind or over the age of 65 with in–home care services to help them remain safely at home.
Facilities must document in the resident’s record the reasons for the transfer or discharge. In order to justify the transfer or discharge, one of the following reasons must be substantiated: 1.
Upon admission to a skilled nursing facility, among the many documents that a resident has to read and sign should be an official document informing the resident of the facility’s bed-hold policy.