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<&lt;lagiles&gt;>
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Hi everyone-
My mother is in a nursing home. After a year's wait, we were finally able to secure her a private room. We have been paying her nursing home bills through the sale of her house. But now, her assets are gone and we need to go to Medicaid status. This first thing that the Social Worker at her facility told me when I requested that we go to to Medicaid was "she's going to lose her private room". We had inquired about this even before my mom transferred to the private room, knowing that in about a year we would need Medicaid. But the administrator at that time told us that she wouldn't lose her room, and, in fact, gave us a letter indicating that moving her would be Medicaid discrimination. However, this administrator is no longer at the facility, and the facility has been "sold" twice. Should I have any worry that we will be able to keep the private room? Anyone else been in this situation? Thanks!
 
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<&lt;Dawn&gt;>
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When I moved Gram to a nursing home, it was stated up front that if she ever had to go on Medicare, she'd lose her private room. Seems like they might have inconsistencies in their management.

Somebody told me once that a semi-private room could lead to a healthier social outlook, but I know at that age privacy is most cherished.

I feel like I'm not really helping, but that was my situation.

Dawn
 
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lagiles,

They can only move her if there is a Medicaid bed available if I remember correctly. It is Medicaid that calls the shots though and not the care facility.
 
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<janier>
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Yep, they will lose that private room when Medicaid kicks in ... unless you pay the extra to keep your LO in the private room. That's what we chose to do with my Dad, #1 - since he was "accustomed" to it and #2 - because he would yell out at night and would have disturbed the other person.
 
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