Medicare.gov, the official U.S. government site for Medicare, operates the Nursing Home Compare database. This website is a source of detailed information for every Medicaid and Medicare-certified nursing home in the United States, which number well over 15,000 different facilities. Individual states also can submit additional information to the database that the federal government does not uniformly monitor. You can easily search this database by location, or get information about a specific nursing home by searching for the nursing home’s name. In addition to details about each nursing home, the site rates the facilities using stars in order to designate the facilities that meet the most quality standards.
Furthermore, all states have state survey agencies, which have the responsibility of directly overseeing the healthcare facilities that participate in the Medicare and/or Medicaid programs. It is important to keep in mind that not all nursing care facilities are certified to participate in the Medicare/Medicaid programs, and, as a result, those facilities may not have information as readily or as extensively available as others who do participate in the programs.
Your available insurance coverage may directly affect your choice of nursing home or residential care provider. For instance, if you need long-term care, Medicare may not provide sufficient coverage for you, as it typically covers only short-term stays. However, Medicaid does cover long-term stays in nursing homes. You will need to evaluate what sort of insurance coverage you have and how you can finance your recommended stay in the facility.
The Madison nursing home abuse attorneys of Boller & Vaughan are proud to advocate on behalf of clients who have been injured in some way while residing in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or other long-term care facility. Through the personal injury claim process, we can help seek compensation for your injuries from any negligent parties, including nursing homes and their staff members. Allow us to focus on your legal needs, while you concentrate on healing and recovering from your injuries. Do not hesitate to contact our office today and set up a consultation with one of our experienced Wisconsin elder abuse lawyers.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.