Can a Medicaid patient in an assisted living facility who was kicked out for smoking in his room be denied another facility? - AgingCare.com

Can a Medicaid patient in an assisted living facility who was kicked out for smoking in his room be denied another facility?

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He is in New Jersey.

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Additionally, it's a safety hazard - my mom's roommate was smoking in their room and my mom's on oxygen.
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I live in NJ and you can not smoke inside public buildings. In ALs the employees have to outside away from the building. Yes, if he is able to go outside he can smoke in designated areas which are away from othr residents. Plus, its hard to get that smoke out of walls and carpets. He also probably carries the smell on his clothing.
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Does the other facility accept Medicaid residents? Does it allow smoking? If no and/or no, then it is not likely to accept this resident.

I wonder if the discharge reasons included anything in addition to the smoking in the room? General lack of cooperation? Other rule violations? Facilities really need to be careful to accept only residents they are equipped/capable of handling.
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I think all places are non smoking now.. and his smoking in his room would be a health violation these days. That said.. most places have a smoking area for residents somewhere, Yes if he refuses to stop smoking in his room, and nothing to do with medicaid and everything to so with the law. Why is he not willing to smoke outside? My mother sometimes says she wants to go to AL,, I joke she will be on the corner in her fur coat smoking... Not really funny but true!
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Yes, facilities can deny entry for whatever reason they decide. If they don't allow smoking, they can deny admission to a smoker. They can't single people out, but there are general rules each institution has and they can turn away someone who would violate the rules.
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