KJZZ: Placing a Loved on in Long-Term Care? Be Sure to Read the Fine Print (October 3, 2022)
Putting a loved one in long-term care can be a tough decision. Going through the process of admitting them can be even tougher
Eric Carlson is a directing attorney with Justice in Aging, an elder-advocacy organization. He says admission packages can contain upwards of 75 pages.
“People’s inclination is to not just read all these things,” he said. “And just to jump to the bottom and sign, but that’s an inclination that should be resisted.”
That’s because these documents are binding contracts. So families should read them carefully.
Carlson, who worked with Justice in Aging to produce the guide “25 Common Nursing Home Problems and How to Resolve Them,” says families should also watch out for arbitration agreements