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Resident Rights in Medicaid-Funded Assisted Living and Group Homes

This webinar took place on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET

Medicaid increasingly can pay for assisted living services or for comparable services provided in a group home or other residential facility for persons with disabilities. As a condition of accepting Medicaid payment, the facility must honor resident rights set by federal law.

Highlights of this webinar, Resident Rights in Medicaid-Funded Assisted Living and Group Homes, will include:

  • Protections from eviction;
  • Right to receive visitors at any time;
  • Access to food at any time;
  • Right to privacy, including a lockable door;
  • Access to the local community; and
  • Facility’s obligation to accept Medicaid from formerly private-pay residents.

Many of these federal protections only became effective earlier this year. The webinar will discuss state-to-state variations along with strategies to enforce compliance when a facility ignores or otherwise violates the law.

Eric Carlson, Director, Long-Term Services and Supports Advocacy
Gelila Selassie, Senior Attorney

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