The more specific the contract, the greater your loved one’s legal protection.
Compare information in the sales brochure with that in the contract, paying close attention to fees, level of care, health care services and discharge policies.
Others go beyond these services and furnish transportation and certain health services.
About four out of five people pay for it out of pocket. While more states are starting to cover some services under Medicaid or other government programs, public payment is not common in the assisted living industry.
State Medicaid agencies can provide information about eligibility and covered services.
Plan to Visit First, it is imperative that you involve your loved one in the choices about his or her care.
Take them with you on the tours of each facility and let them handle as much of the talking and decision-making as possible.
Consider running the contract by a lawyer before signing.