What is the point in a nursing home if they evict poor patients who can't afford to pay?
A nursing home isn't for short tern rehabilitation.
It is a place for people who have first retired, then gone through their "golden years" and now they're incapable of any level of independence whatsoever.
So when is the government going to revoke the licenses of nursing homes who engage in short term rehabilitation services and evict..basically corpses waiting to die ?
- Diane ALv 73 months ago
Not entirely true at all. Medicaid pays nursing homes. And private homes are businesses, how could they operate without an income at all? And why revoke their license? That makes no sense.
- BortLv 63 months ago
When is the government going to step in? Probably never.
This situation is a shame and a disgusting thing to do to people. But unfortunately there's really nothing we can do unless we do something as a community and form a charity or something to raise funds to help those people pay their rent and avoid getting thrown out.
- babyboomer1001Lv 73 months ago
You are wrong and you have bought into misguided propeganda. You have described Hospice, not a nursing home. People in nursing homes need some help only. They are certainly capable of looking after themselves to some degree. Hospice patients, on the other hand, are not capable of looking after themselves. The "basically corpses waiting to die" are the hospice patients. Nursing homes need money in order to operate. They are not a free service. If the residents run out of money, they must move on, to either a rental, with what they afford on social security and any investments or with family, or a state run nursing home. If they opt for one of the former two and need care, they can hire care. "State run" nursing homes do not evict residents. Private nursing homes - would go out of business without the income required to keep them running, to pay the lease rent or mortgage on the property, pay the employees, etc.
- Anonymous3 months ago
We need more Soylent Green facilities.
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- Anonymous3 months ago
Why don't more people have long term care insurance ? And plan for their futures.😉
edit , they didn't plan on how to pay for the nursing home
- StephenWeinsteinLv 73 months ago
Many of them are for short-term rehabilitation.
At the ones that are for long-term care, poor patients who can't afford to pay usually go on medicaid and get to stay until they die.
Revoking the licenses wouldn't accomplish anything, except for reducing the number of nursing homes; the nursing homes still wouldn't be able to afford to let patients stay for free.