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I know this sounds like a weird question-- it sure feels weird asking it. But it kind of seems like the Admissions Guy at this (for profit) Nursing Home is saying, without actually saying it, that he can make things happen, under the right circumstances. Yikes!

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I agree with the general thought process here. Looking for another place seems like a good idea.
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Having worked in Nursing Care Facilitys for over 20 years, I know it is illegial for anyone to bribe. solicate or infer any additional funds from the families other than what the state and their personal funds can allow. Nurses are prevented from the oath to refuse any tip or additional funds besides their own pay checks!
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Okay, I went back and spoke directly with the guy again. I think I was probably not right about my suspicions/confusion before. But it this may be a helpful thread for someone else in the future. Thanks again.
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Agree with Hannah44, this is a BIG red flag! If the administrator is corrupt, how then are the people who are going to be giving the day to day care of your loved one?! Walk away from that place!
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search your state statute online to see if they have a law like this. And, as a favor to others, on your way out, report this facility to the authorities to clean this place up.

The 2012 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH Chapter 400
NURSING HOMES AND RELATED HEALTH CARE FACILITIES View Entire Chapter

400.17 Bribes, kickbacks, certain solicitations prohibited.—(1) As used in this section, the term:
(a) “Bribe” means any consideration corruptly given, received, promised, solicited, or offered to any individual with intent or purpose to influence the performance of any act or omission.
(b) “Kickback” means that part of the payment for items or services which is returned to the payor by the provider of such items or services with the intent or purpose to induce the payor to purchase the items or services from the provider.
(2) Whoever furnishes items or services directly or indirectly to a nursing home resident and solicits, offers, or receives any:
(a) Kickback or bribe in connection with the furnishing of such items or services or the making or receipt of such payment; or
(b) Return of part of an amount given in payment for referring any such individual to another person for the furnishing of such items or services;
is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or by fine not exceeding $5,000, or both.

(3) No person shall, in connection with the solicitation of contributions to nursing homes, willfully misrepresent or mislead anyone, by any manner, means, practice, or device whatsoever, to believe that the receipts of such solicitation will be used for charitable purposes, if such is not the fact.
(4) Solicitation of contributions of any kind in a threatening, coercive, or unduly forceful manner by or on behalf of a nursing home by any agent, employee, owner, or representative of a nursing home shall be grounds for denial, suspension, or revocation of the license for any nursing home on behalf of which such contributions were solicited.
(5) The admission, maintenance, or treatment of a nursing home resident whose care is supported in whole or in part by state funds may not be made conditional upon the receipt of any manner of contribution or donation from any person. However, this may not be construed to prohibit the offer or receipt of contributions or donations to a nursing home which are not related to the care of a specific resident. Contributions solicited or received in violation of this subsection shall be grounds for denial, suspension, or revocation of a license for any nursing home on behalf of which such contributions were solicited.
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"Under the right circumstances" is very vague.
My mom got right into the place we applied, these are the right circumstances she presented with. Good insurance, good credit, current physical, clear TB test, clearance from the long term care insurance of the facility and my mothers degree of need, my co-signing the agreement to pay, willingness to take a unit far from the dining hall and not on the view side of the building, no needing a parking space, not needing someone to assist her with bathing and feeding, willing to bring her own furnishings, willing to take a studio or a one bedroom unit.
Anyone of these would have held up her application and would have allowed someone to jump over her, if they were ready.
It is just like buying a house, you have to be ready to cooperate, the loan agent and the escrow all know how hard the process is and are willing to help, but you have to be ready to create "the right circumstances" if you want a quick process.
Just ask more questions. Be as blunt as you need to be.
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Ask what circumstances. Put him on the spot. If it's bad, report him
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The bribery that took place in my family was from my very evil, sociopathic x-sister who I believe paid BRIBE money to the attorney she hired to get my mom qualified for FREE state run assistance. Mom simply had too much money to qualify so the lawyer only reported half moms assets. She is currently turned into the BAR Association. Red flags in your case are right out in the open. Stay away. Run Forest Run!!
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If I am thinking correctly the word BRIBE in and of itself would refer to something ILLEGAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Just to play "devil's advocate", did he use the word bribe, or was that your interpretation? Perhaps he just meant that he has the knowledge and experience to make your life easier, navigating the system. Because it all can be very confusing!!!!!!!!!!
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