An 82 year old friend (w/ dementia) has been in a psych unit since December and is now being discharged in a few days to a long term care facility and is medicaid pending. Does his family (they live four states away) have any say into which facility my friend goes to or does his family have to "take what they can get"?
The psych unit (social worker) has found placement but the family isn't too sure of the long term care facility based on Medicare ratings. Can the family demand that the patient "wait" at the psych unit for a better option or does the family need to transfer the patient later if the long term care facility doesn't work out? Thanks for any input!!