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What questions should I ask about nursing home fees and financing?

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Here are a few questions to ask:

  • Have fees increased a lot in the past few years?
  • What is the fee structure?
  • What are the billing, payment, and credit policies?
  • Are there different costs for levels or categories of services?
  • What services are covered in the quoted fee and what services are extra?
  • What governmental financing options are accepted (such as Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income)?
  • When may a contract be terminated? What is the refund policy?

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

Helpguide.org.

Medicare.gov.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 12, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Family Caregiver Alliance.

Helpguide.org.

Medicare.gov.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on December 12, 2018

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