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Complex Hospital and Facility Discharge Management


Hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities occasionally must contend with challenging issues related to the discharge of incapacitated adults, such as those who have dementia-related illnesses or serious psychiatric disorders. In those cases, we create innovative and efficient solutions to help reach a satisfactory conclusion to the issue for both the patient or resident and the institution.

The reasons for discharge are varied. A hospital, for example, may have a patient who no longer has a medical reason to be there but who does not have anywhere to go or anyone who can provide care. A nursing home, on the other hand, may have a resident who can no longer pay but who needs care. We have a wealth of experience managing these cases to assist in one of two scenarios: guiding an effective discharge that also leads to proper care and residence for the incapacitated adult, or, working to help secure patients’ access to long-term care benefits, particularly Medicaid, so they can pay an institution to remain there. In some instances, we serve as court-appointed guardian or conservator for the individual to guide the process of discharge from a hospital or other facility effectively for all parties.

Our Complex Hospital and Facility Discharge Management practice includes:

  • Creating solutions to complex discharge circumstances for incapacitated adults at hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted care facilities
  • Serving as court-appointed guardian and conservator in appropriate cases
  • Protecting the rights of nursing home residents
  • Helping incapacitated adults secure access to long-term care benefits

Richmond's Elder Law Attorneys

To benefit from our comprehensive approach to Complex Hospital and Facility Discharge Management, we invite hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted care facilities to engage our services. Together, let us navigate the legal complexities, safeguard the interests of the incapacitated adults, and foster a better future for those in need of our advocacy and guidance. Contact our team today to schedule a consultation and explore how we can support your discharge management needs.


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