Long Island Medicaid lawyers help clients to choose a nursing home care facility that will provide them with the highest possible quality of life. Many seniors end up needing nursing home care and not all nursing homes provide a high level of care that residents deserve. You want to ensure that you do your research and take the necessary steps to find a nursing home where you will be happy. You also want to ensure you have plans in place to cover the costs of care, as it can be very expensive to move to a nursing home.
Mark S. Eghrari & Associates, PLLC can offer assistance with protecting assets and taking steps to ensure you’re able to get care paid for at the nursing home that you choose. Ww can help you to qualify for Medicaid coverage, as means-tested Medicaid may be the only third-party which will pay for nursing home care since Medicare doesn’t cover the costs of a nursing home.
We can also assist you in researching your options for a nursing home, understanding admissions paperwork, and taking other key steps necessary to ensure that the home you select is a high quality one. Give us a call today to get assistance with planning for a nursing home or read on to find out some advice from Long Island Medicaid lawyers about selecting the right nursing home care facility for you.
Tips for Choosing the Right Nursing Home
To ensure that you select the right nursing home to move to if you cannot live by yourself any longer:
- Use the Nursing Home Compare tool Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services makes available: You can search by the specific nursing home name that you are interested in or can look at different nursing home options that are located within different geographic areas. You can find out ratings, whether the care facility takes Medicare or Medicaid, and other key issues that you need to know about whether or not the nursing home is right for you.
- Visit the nursing home regularly: When you have narrowed down your list of particular care facilities and are interested in potentially moving to a particular nursing home, you should make it a point to visit the care facility on several different occasions. Your goal is to see how the nursing home operates and whether or not you will be happy there. You can observe the schedule of activities that is taking place at the nursing home as well as how staff members interact with the residents of the care facility. You can also sample the food and see what is being served to residents. All of these factors can make a big impact regarding whether or not the nursing home will be the right place for you to move to when you cannot live independently any longer.
- Find out about the specific services the home offers: For example, is there a memory care unit in case you develop dementia?
By carefully researching your options and finding out as much as possible about nursing homes that you could potentially move to as a senior, you can ensure you find the right place to move to that will make you happy over the long-haul. You can also work with an experienced attorney to make an appropriate plan to pay for the facility you have chosen so financial issues won’t prevent you from getting high quality care.
Getting Help from Long Island Medicaid Lawyers
Long Island Medicaid lawyers at Mark S. Eghrari & Associates, PLLC can help you to do the necessary research to find a home that will treat you right and enhance your quality of life as a senior. We can also help you to structure the ownership of your assets so you can qualify to get Medicaid to pay for your nursing home care without you having to first impoverish yourself and lose all that you have worked for. To find out more about how our legal team can help you with all aspects of the nursing home planning process, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at (631) 265-0599 or contact us online at any time to get personalized advice for your situation.
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