I have heard they do receive some form of payment for referring clients to these facilities. And the way the discharge planner at the rehab facility acted with my father, made it seem credible. It was like dealing with a very aggressive, very greedy or very hungry used car salesman. She got her way, thanks to my sister. It was not at all what my father wanted. He has been deteriorating at a steady, rapid pace ever since he moved in there. (But I digress.) Just curious if that is true. If so, it seems very unethical. Like so many of the policies and procedures of the companies and non-governmental and governmental organizations involved in caring for seniors. It's a racket that has been out of control for a long time. It will be hard to do, but we need to start feeling these people in.
How incredibly stupid of her. You asked her a simple question, without prejudice. And instead of answering it she became defensive by going on an unwarranted personal attack.
Freedom of Information is much, much better established as a principle in the US than it is over here in the UK. If you've time, aren't you tempted to pursue this? People have a right to know who's paying the piper.
If Dad is not happy with that AL, then change him. Contracts are usually month to month. As long as you give 30 days notice, you can change ALs. Its your dime.
It's a perfectly reasonable question.
It's also not that unethical for one business to pay commission, referral fees or whatever you want to call them to another business. What IS unethical is to conceal that it's happening while pretending to offer an objective recommendation to clients.
It's not too late to investigate your discharge planner if you've a mind to, or to make a complaint about her professionalism if you feel that her approach was unprofessional and not in your father's best interests. Did she offer you alternative options?
SMH, so many weasels out there...