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Services and Fees
❍ Ask for a copy of all forms requiring signatures so you can review them.
❍ Is there a security deposit?
❍ Is there an application fee? Is the fee
❏ Is there a daily rate for respite? ❏ Is there a pre-determined length
of stay?
❏ What is the daily rate for short-term
❍ Will the facility meet all of the person’s care needs for therapy and other specialized services?
❍ Is staff trained in preventive and oral hygiene care? Is care provided daily?
❍ Are residents and their family mem- bers encouraged to participate in forming the plan of care?
❍ Do residents receive assistance with meals as needed?
❍ Are residents given sufficient fluids?
❍ What kind of rehabilitation services are
offered? OT? PT? Speech therapy?
Note: Compare the quality of the nurs- ing homes you’re considering. Your local Ombudsman can help, or start online
by visiting https://www.medicare.gov/ care-compare/search.html.
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
refundable? ❏
❍ What is included in the basic fee?
❍ How often are rates increased?
stays or rehab?
Are there extra charges beyond the daily rate?
Ask for a five-year history.
❍ Review services provided and fees
for each individual service.
❍ What will happen if medical needs increase so that the level of care is beyond what the facility provides?
❍ What will happen when the resident’s funds run out?
❍ Is financial assistance (Medicare, Medicaid) available?
❍ How are residents involved in planning for their discharge?
❍ How much notice is given to the resi- dent regarding eviction or termination of services?
❍ Under what circumstances can the resi- dent terminate the lease or contract?
❍ What about short-term stays?
Skilled Care
❍ How does the facility use physical and chemical (psychotropic drugs) restraints?
❍ Who will be the resident’s attending physician? Is he or she readily avail- able?
❍ Can residents continue to see their doctor’s in the community?
❍ Is transportation provided to and from medical appointments? And is there a fee?
❍ Are mental health services available and delivered as needed?
❍ Are there any special or care services that are not provided?
❍ Are residents well groomed?
❍ What is the facility’s toileting program?
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