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 by visiting https://www.medicare.gov/ care-compare/.
Resident or Family Group Meeting
While visiting a facility, we recommend that you ask if you can attend a resident or family group meeting. These groups are usually organized and managed by the residents or the residents’ families to address concerns and improve the quality of care and life for the resident. If you’re able to go to a meeting, ask a group member these questions:
❍ What improvements were made to
the quality of life for residents in the
last year?
❍ What are the plans for future improve-
ments?
❍ How has the facility responded to
recommendations for improvement?
❍ Who does the group report to?
❍ How does membership in the group
work?
❍ Who sets the agendas for meetings?
❍ How are decisions made (for example,
by voting, consensus, or one person makes them)?
Moving In
❍ What is the process for moving in? ❍ Is there a needs assessment or
initial evaluation done to assure the resident receives appropriate care and services?
❍ What happens to the resident’s room during a temporary hospital admission?
❍ Ask for Resident Rights information.
Moving Out
❍ Does the facility assist with locating an appropriate care setting?
❍ What is the facility’s policy and procedure for evictions?
If the transition to a skilled nursing facility is more eminent, options might be more limited, but they still remain.
Even with a transfer directly from the hospital, whether
for a short-term rehab or for
a long-term stay, you do not have to choose the first option presented. You can request another if they are available.
If transitioning to skilled nursing is
the next step having the necessary information can make the transition a bit easier. Admission requirements may vary based on the resident’s funding source but generally the resident will need to provide:
• A physician order for nursing home
care.
• A history and physical.
• A pre-admission screening for
behavioral health services.
• An assessment of the resident’s risk
for Tuberculosis (TB).
If the resident is Medicaid eligible or applying for Medicaid, the nursing home must also conduct a nursing facility
level of care determination to assess the resident’s functional ability for Medicaid to pay for nursing home care.
If you run into challenges the Om- budsman may be able to help you. For more information please call the Michigan Ombudsman toll-free number at 1-866- 485-9393. More information can be found on their website a mltcop.org.
                                                                                        Award-Winning | 5-Star Rated
      50 Sanderson Lane, Coldwater, MI 49036
517.279.9587 Maple-Lawn.org
                Your Care. Your Community. Your Choice.
Thornapple Manor has served the Barry County area for over 61 years promoting independence and quality of life in a caring and loving environment.
We specialize in providing expertise and experience in skilled 24-hour long-term care, short-term inpatient rehab, outpatient rehabilitation services and memory care.
                                                                                 2700 Nashville Road, Hastings, MI 49058 (269) 945-2407 • www.thornapplemanor.com
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