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How to Represent Yourself at an Administrative Hearing to Appeal Nursing Facility Discharge

This is a guide to help you represent yourself at an administrative hearing to appeal a transfer or discharge form a nursing home. It is not necessary to have a lawyer at an administrative hearing. The nursing home resident or beneficiary can represent themselves, or be represented by a family member or other spokesperson. You may want to contact your local legal aid office for assistance.What are Administrative Hearings? more...

Long Term Care-Alternatives to a Nursing Home

I don’t want to go to a nursing home. What are some other choices? more...

Nursing Home Resident Rights

When you move into a nursing home, you do not lose any of your rights. You are still protected by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. You continue to have the right to: Speak freely. Enter into contracts. Manage your own personal and financial affairs. Associate with and visit whomever you choose. Communicate with persons outside the home. Be free from physical, mental and sexual abuse. Make your own decisions about medical treatment. If you have a guardian, the guardian exercises your rights. more...

Representing Yourself: Appeal of Nursing Home "Level of Care" Denial

This is a guide to help you represent yourself at an administrative hearing to dispute Medicaid's determination that you do not meet the criteria for nursing facility level of care. It is not necessary to have a lawyer at an administrative hearing. The nursing home resident or beneficiary can represent themselves, be represented by a family member or other spokesperson.Administrative hearings are referred to as informal because they do not follow the strict procedural rules of a court. However there will be rules to how the hearing is to proceed. more...

What is Medicaid?

What is Medicaid? more...

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