Ridgewood Nursing Home Placement Lawyers

When a sudden illness strikes an elderly person, that person's children can face a crisis themselves. Once the patient is stabilized and out of immediate danger, the hospital will want to free up that bed as soon as possible. You must find an elder care facility overnight. What can you do? Where can you put your loved one? The answer is a nursing home or assisted living facility, but which facility is the right one? Which ones participate in the Medicaid program? And above all, which facilities have the highest standards and will provide the best level of care for your loved one?

The Ridgewood nursing home placement attorneys at the law firm of Michael A. Manna & Associates helps people in this situation find the right nursing home for their loved ones. We know which homes are good and which ones are bad facilities. Our firm can advise and assist you in this time of crisis.

Finding the Right Home for Your Loved One

Our experienced elder law attorneys work in this field every day. We know which nursing homes are good facilities, which should be avoided and which ones participate in the Medicaid program. We also know the financial requirements each of these homes require and when they have spare beds they are looking to fill. All of this knowledge can reduce the monetary commitment necessary for admittance.

We can help you:

  • Find the right nursing home
  • Arrange for an inspection visit by you and other relatives
  • Review all contracts and agreements

Medicaid and Nursing Home Placement

Most nursing homes send Medicaid patients to the back of the line, because they can charge private patients more. However, federal law requires a portion of the beds in any Medicaid participating nursing home to be occupied by Medicaid patients. We can determine which nursing homes need to reach that threshold and which nursing homes are more likely to accept a patient who may soon be eligible for Medicaid.

If your loved one is on Medicaid, we can help find the right home for him or her.

The Best Facility

Nursing homes vary widely in the care they provide. In addition, many nursing homes cater to certain populations, such as religious affiliations, fraternal organizations and ethnic groups. The right home can provide your loved one with the physical care he or she needs, and provide an emotionally nurturing environment.

The right home is waiting for your loved one somewhere in New York or New Jersey. Michael A. Manna & Associates will help you find it.

Contact Our Bergen County Elder Care Attorneys

The decision to place a loved one in a long-term care facility should not be taken lightly. We can help explore the options that will best serve your needs and the needs of your loved one. Contact our Ridgewood elder law lawyers online or call 201-345-3018 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation. We represent clients throughout New Jersey and New York.