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        Am I Responsible for My Mother’s Nursing Home Bills After Signing an Admission Form?

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Question:

        My mother’s nursing home asked me to sign an admission form before admitting her. Am I responsible for the bills now?

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        Why 75% of Nursing Home Residents Fall: Unacceptable

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Psychotropic Drugs: Families DO have a Say!

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Question:

        My father has been receiving antidepressant medicine without my knowledge. I told them to stop it immediately because he’s been in such a fog, and the nurse said she would have to check with his physician. I’m my father’s power of attorney. Don’t I have a say in this?

        Gaining Access to a Resident’s Records

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Question:

        You’ve mentioned the need to access a family member’s medical record in a nursing home several times, but my mother’s facility seems hesitant to allow it. Is there a law I can cite?

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        Evaluating Nursing Homes & Long-Term Care Facilities

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Question:

        I went to the state’s website for information on nursing homes in my area for placement of my mother. The information on inspections is old. How do I get current information to compare facilities?

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        There’s Nothing Acceptable About Bed Sores

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Question:

        Is it a ‘given’ that bedsores just come with the territory for nursing home patients?

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        Declining Strength is a Call-to-Action

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Question:

        My mother’s physical strength has changed, but it doesn’t seem that the routine of care is keeping up. Can I request more?

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        I’m Comparing Nursing Homes for My Mother and Don’t Know What to Look for in the Contracts

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Question:

        I’m comparing nursing homes for my mother and don’t know what to look for in the contracts. Do you have any suggestions?

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        Will Medicare Cover My Mother’s Necessary Nursing Home Stay?

        150 150 Clifford Horwitz

        Question:

        My  mother is in the hospital and I was told she will need to stay at a nursing home before returning home. Will Medicare pay for her visit?

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