Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Getting Answers

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Getting Answers

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Here are some questions to ask before signing a contract with an assisted living facility or skilled nursing home:

When is a nurse on duty in the facility?

Who pays for transportation for medical purposes?

How much will it cost, including add-ons to the rent? Is there an extra cost for specially prepared meals or laundry services? A parking fee?

What is the cost and policy on telephones/televisions and cable TV hook-ups?

Are pets allowed? If so, is there an extra deposit?

Will the home or facility accept Medicaid payment for service?

Can the rent be based on the resident's income?

Are there any restrictions on visitors or overnight guests? …

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