Can a doctor prevent me from bringing my parents home to live! Both my parents recently withing the last 6 months have declined to the point they required intubation, than were put on a ventilator with the weaning process being done in an LTAC hospital.. however no weaning occurred ... the pulmonologist is now fighting my efforts to go back to a LTAC after a lot of fluid was removed from one of my parents lungs (1300 CC) and now she is weaning... He is insisting she go back to a SNF ! where she was downgraded to after her first bout with an LTAC hospital.... I admitted there for "short term" care at the faciliity! Can he refuse to sign off on our wishes to bring her home ( with appropriate care services in place)! Does his medical opinion if opposite our wishes to bring her home tie the "outside agency" I want to hire and who will go there to do the as sessment at the SNF to determine if they can provide her care in the home?.... .........Now if in fact I bring her home and find it is not working and have to bring her back to the SNF for ventilator care they will require an application for long term care be filled out(financials assets etc )...I need to know the following! My parents have rental properties which are not earning any income for the most part due to not being well enough to manage them. Should I find someone to manage these 3 properties I could possibly earn them up to 3300.00 a month if all are rented. My question is ....Can the real estate assets come under the control of the long term facility once I fill out the paperwork for long term care? So specifically in the case of their living in a long term care facility once my parents cash in the bank is used up to pay for their room and board... can a the facility demand the rental properties be sold to pay the balance immediately? Second, Can I negotiate the terms of paying the balance due facility in payments ...ex: say they owe 100K... pay the balance over a longer term...so I can keep the income properties to keep income coming in....while they are still alive... Lastly if the rental properties are my parents, if I hoped to keep renting the properties for income after they pass, can the long term facility force me to sell to get a lump payment or could I negotiate paying it off over time?