Nursing Homes and Medical Long Term Care

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Whatever the reason, you have the right to represent yourself, to be your own lawyer in all cases in California.

The Constitution; Executive and Administrative Laws; County, Appellate, Supreme Court, and Federal Districts; State Legislation; and Legal Guides.

ADR is usually less formal, less expensive, and less time-consuming than a trial.

Medi-Cal vs. Medicare and resource limitations.

How to identify different types of abuse.

What is exempt and not exempt.

How do I pay for long term care? Can spouses be paid for my care? What happens in an accident or injury? What legal documents should I know about? More questions answered.

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Will they "take" homes from Medi-Cal clients after they die?

A formal agreement is one a way to compensate a family member for providing care if he or she gives up their job or spends significant time providing care.

Here is listing of advocates and offices that help people in long-term care and their loved ones throughout California.

How do you address concerns about medication dosage and effects?

In an effort to prevent residents from being able to sue for abuse or neglect, nursing homes and residential care facilities are asking new and current residents to sign admission agreements that include binding arbitration provisions.

LTC insurance benefits may be part of a life insurance or annuity policy, or contained in a freestanding LTC policy.

The Ombudsman advocates for residents and families.

One of the best ways to improve nursing home care.

Review the terms, costs, and requirements before signing a contract.