Re: PRI & application process re: Nursing Home
I assume your PRI is equivalent to our FL2 which is nothing more than the doctor's assessment of the care level needed by the patient. Here the attending physician completes them or at least has to sign off on them. There was a nominal charge to complete the paper work and here they are only good for a short time (I think a month) because conditions change so rapidly. There is no need for a lawyer to get this particular paper work done. Mom and Dad's were actually done a couple of days before they moved into the facility by their new doctor. She also did a physical and it was all included in the charge we got which was paid by mom and Dad's insurance.
If there is a contract with the care facility you might want a lawyer to look over it just for your own peace of mind. When it comes to application for medicaid you would absolutely want a lawyer's help with that.
Good for you in taking that first difficult step. I know it is not easy!
Last edited by Gabriel; 12-29-2008 at 10:55 AM.