How do we get straight answers from nursing home and POA?
My Uncle resides in a nursing home in PA. My family was told he went in for dehydration - he's a diabetic and not drinking enough water we are told. He's been in this one-star nurisng home since before Thanksgiving, and the reason for being there my mom was told was "for observation". My uncle who is not incapacitated reached out the my mother and father to complain about his family he's been staying with and who has the POA, and how they treat him (a son and his wife who came around within the last few years whom he hadn't had a relationship since he was a small child). My uncle wants nothing to do with this family now, they've been mean to him when he was a home he stated, and want to come back to be in a nursing home in NJ. However, my familty is not getting straight answers or cooperation. My uncle said right now he wants to make his own decisions and have no POA for his health decisions (as well as financial but this is not the most important right now especially if going on Medicaid or on it already). My family went to this nursing home in PA and the information given was that my sibling has to call the nursing home where he wants to go to see if they have a bed. They didn't tell them his payor source. My mother was told he is paying out of pocket right now there according to what she was told. She was also told by nurisng home this POA was due there that day to show them bank statements (which makes me think he's about ready to go on Medicaid). If on Medicaid he'd have to reapply here in NJ but I'm not sure what to do first or how to get the information and direction and from whom? The man is not happy in this nursing home or having anything to do with this family, this is what matters most. What should we do from here? How can we get the assistance we need?
Status: Open Dec 16, 2016 - 09:54 AM
Medicare/Medicaid, Elder Law