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What Every Elder Must Know About Discharge Hospital Planning

When it comes to discharging elders to nursing homes from hospitals, the more you know about the discharge process, the safer you or your loved one will be. To discharge planners (also known by the cleaner term, case mix managers) like the ones at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, it means little more than finding an empty bed in any nursing …

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Nursing Homes Rob The Elderly Of Their Rights With The Use Of Guardianships

Nursing homes in New York State have been accused of using ‘guardianship petitions’ as a means to coerce elderly residents into paying outstanding fees. A startling expose in the New York Times this week discusses a number of instances where nursing homes have requested courts to transfer guardianship away from the family. Ostensibly these requests are prompted by family feuds, …