I am writing to you because I just caught wind of something that could possibly be an elaborate scheme, among nursing homes in general or just this once instance? Any advise that would be useful would be appreciated.
I was talking to a friend and she explained to me that her facility is turning into a Rehabilitation center only, from once being a Rehab & LTC center. She explained that the Long Term Care residents are grandfathered in, so they are to stay here until they are transfered or expire. Sad, but alright.
Moving foward to my point. She said when the families of these potential NEW residents view the facility, that they ask if we take LTC residents too and are told exactly this; "Anything is possible". When, INFACT, the administration only wants to keep the residents here for their Medicare days (100 days usually) and then get rid of them asap.
She continued on to explain how it makes certain department heads uncomfortable because they are constantly fighting between the greater good of the resident, and essentially getting paid for medicare reimbursement.
I feel bad for her perdiciment but I have a feeling her facility isnt the only one doing this, and that this is in fact the nature of the beast itself.
Can someone please rationalize this aspect of Nursing for her? I want to give her advise but I have nothing useful to say in order to comfort her. This is the ulgy part of Nursing homes.