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We are trying to get a family member closer to home, yet these facilities that claim they specialize in behavior care are the ones turning him away? How so?

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Yes, need more info.

The problem comes when the "behavior" cannot be controlled with medication. Then the person needs a psychiatric facility to monitor and adjust meds till they get the right mix. This can take a while.

Like freqflyer said, the facility first has to have a bed. Then do they except medicaid. And, is the person being taken from one state to another? If so, then they can't get Medicaid in the new state because they aren't a resident. Medicaid is a state thing not federal. Is the person on Medicare? If changing states, is their suppliment excepted?

Lots of things factor in.
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haileybug Dec 23, 2018
Doctors have been trying to regulate his medicines for at least 3 years. In the meantime, they have been dumping him from place to place, almost 200 miles from home.

Therefore, we can't even get him closer to home because of this.
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Haileybug, could you be clearer as to what reason the facilities are turning away your family member?

These specialize nursing facilities usually have a long waiting list of people waiting for an open bed.

If your family member is on Medicaid [which is different than Medicare] not every facility will except a Medicaid patient. One would need to narrow down those facilities that do, and be placed on their waiting list.

If you can give us more information, it would be helpful.
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haileybug Dec 22, 2018
The reason they are turning our family member away is because of behavior. They have not been able to regulate his meds.
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