Frequently Asked Questions About Nursing Home Care & Medicaid
Q: What should I look for when selecting a nursing home?
A: Important criteria are -
- Proximity to family
- Quality of care (state surveys or Better Business Bureau reports)
- Quality of the physical plant and the recreation program
- Size of rooms
- Levels of weekend staffing.
Q: Will my care be at risk if I have to apply for Medicaid?
A: No. The State of New Jersey holds the facility to the same requirements regardless of the source of payment.
Q: Can I be evicted from the nursing home if I apply for Medicaid?
A: No. A facility cannot discriminate based on source of payment.
If a facility can no longer meet the resident's health care needs, it cannot discharge a resident without finding a suitable and appropriate alternative placement.