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Part 2 of 2: PLACEMENT AND CONTINUED CARE FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS IN LICENSED RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES (Other than Nursing Homes)

By David Jones, Volunteer Hotline Attorney F. Search for a Facility 1. Introduction In this article, I discuss a search by a person other than a prospective resident. The person is generally called a “designated representative” (DR). This is a person who is a legal guardian or has been granted the authority by the prospective resident. That person is generally a relative, but it can be any … Continue reading Part 2 of 2: PLACEMENT AND CONTINUED CARE FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS IN LICENSED RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES (Other than Nursing Homes)

Wide shot of the front of a brick residential facility.

Part 1 of 2: PLACEMENT AND CONTINUED CARE FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS IN LICENSED RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES (Other than Nursing Homes)

By David Jones, Hotline Attorney A. Scope of Article At some time, a senior may reach a point where he or she can no longer live in his or her home and must move into a residential care facility. That move can be a difficult and traumatic ordeal. This article is written to assist you in getting through that ordeal. There are basically three types of licensed residential care … Continue reading Part 1 of 2: PLACEMENT AND CONTINUED CARE FOR SENIOR RESIDENTS IN LICENSED RESIDENTIAL CARE FACILITIES (Other than Nursing Homes)

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Information for Persons Seeking Residency in Michigan Nursing Homes

By David Jones, Volunteer Hotline Attorney   Nursing Homes are regulated jointly by the federal and State of Michigan governments. The federal government certifies nursing homes as eligible for Medicare and Medicaid payments.    The State licenses all nursing homes. Each has statutes and regulations/rules concerning this regulation. Each has useful websites. Below I discuss the main governmental websites and some nongovernmental websites.    The federal government has a key website through which … Continue reading Information for Persons Seeking Residency in Michigan Nursing Homes

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Bullying Among Older Adults: Additional Resources, Part 4 of 4

By Emilee Evans, Legal Intern October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month, and this blog series is focused on bullying and seniors. Bullying in nursing homes or long-term care facilities has been the overall theme of these blogs, however bullying among older adults has potential to occur under many other circumstances.   Other forms of bullying may include:   Landlords taking advantage of renters,  Bullying between roommates in a private home,   Or caregivers (family … Continue reading Bullying Among Older Adults: Additional Resources, Part 4 of 4

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Bullying Among Older Adults: Long Term Care Facilities, Part 2 of 4

By Emilee Evans, Legal Intern As noted in last week’s blog post, bullying is used to make an individual feel powerful by making another individual feel vulnerable and powerless. Being the target of bullying can be intimidating. By seeing this behavior through the perspective of residents of long term care facilities, hopefully cases of bullying will be easier to identify. The end of this post will include resources to use … Continue reading Bullying Among Older Adults: Long Term Care Facilities, Part 2 of 4

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Winter Protection Plan

By Julia Miller, Legal Intern Michigan is well known for its cold, snowy winters, so it is no surprise that energy and heating bills can skyrocket during this time. For low income households these high costs can put them in danger of having their utilities shut off. In Michigan, not having heat during the winter months is incredibly unsafe, which is why the State of Michigan, through … Continue reading Winter Protection Plan

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Sale of an Occupied Rental Property

By Julia Miller, Legal Intern Renting can be a great alternative to buying your home, especially for those who move a lot, students, people who cannot afford or cannot get loans to buy a home, or for seniors who may not be sure how long they will be able to live independently. While renting a property can offer a degree of flexibility, there are always … Continue reading Sale of an Occupied Rental Property