Hartford Medicaid planning attorneys can provide you with assistance in preparing for a move to a nursing home. We can help you to make certain that you research care facilities in the best and most effective way possible so you can find a high quality home where you will have the highest possible quality of life.
We can also help you to ensure you are able to pay for the costs of care. Nursing homes can be very expensive, and aren’t typically covered by Medicare or private insurance, so making a plan to pay for them could be essential to protect assets and preserve your legacy.
Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates works closely with clients to make sure they can afford a home they will be happy living in — and to find that home. To find out more about the ways in which our Hartford Medicaid planning attorneys can help you, give us a call today.
What to Look for When Choosing a Quality Nursing Home
When you are looking for a nursing care facility for yourself or for your loved ones, some of the key things that you want to look for include:
- A high rating: Research the care facility carefully to find out how it is rated by other residents, to see if it has a good BBB rating, and to find out how it rates using Medicare’s nursing home compare tool. You want a facility that is well thought of by past residents and family members of those who live there, and that has been rated highly by regulators.
- Few or no complaints: You’ll also want to avoid a facility that has been cited by regulators numerous times for safety violations or for failure to provide adequate care to residents.
- A comfortable living space: A private room in a nursing home can be much more expensive than a semi-private room. Research the nursing home you are interested in to find out if you will be able to live in a private room or will be comfortable in a shared space. You should also look at the comfort and quality level of the rooms in the care facility, and if you are interested, should find out if it is possible to bring your own furniture or other important possessions.
- A caring staff: You want to make sure the nursing home staff truly seems to care about the residents who live in the care facility. When possible, visit several times — including at meal time — in order to watch how staff members interact with residents and to compare the ratio of staff to residents.
- Activities you enjoy: Many nursing homes offer enriching activities that are designed to enhance quality of life for residents. Find out if the facility you are interested in offers a schedule activities that you would enjoy participating in.
- Supportive services: The types of services you will need depend upon why you’re moving to the nursing home and any medical conditions you may have. Make sure that you have chosen a facility that can provide the level of care and support you need.
Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates will assist you in understanding the resources and tools that you can use to evaluate nursing homes and can provide you with help making certain you have the coverage available to pay for whatever nursing home you decide is the best place for you or your loved one to live.
Getting Help from Nursing Home Planning Attorneys
Hartford Medicaid planning attorneys at Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates can assist you in all phases of planning and preparing for the move to a nursing home. We can help you with advanced planning if you want to ensure that you are able to get Medicaid to pay for your care and you want to research and find facilities before the time comes when you actually need to move into a nursing home. We can also help you to respond to a crisis situation where you or a loved one requires care imminently and you need to take steps to find a facility and protect as many assets as possible.
To find out more about how our firm can help you with the nursing home planning process, with Medicaid planning, and with other key issues that could affect you as you get older, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at 860-548-1000 or contact us online to speak with a compassionate and knowledgeable member of our legal team about your Medicaid plan.