How can I pay for long-term nursing home care?

Can a nursing home require that I have a responsible party co-sign my admission contract before admitting me to the nursing home?

The nursing home says they are going to discharge me next week. Can they do this?

I reside in a nursing home but I have to go to the hospital for surgery. The nursing home told me I must prepay in order to return after my hospital stay. Do I have to pay?

Must nursing homes provide special meals for residents with special dietary needs?

My spouse suffered a stroke and he/she doesn’t respond to anything, and the doctor says he/she never will. I know my spouse wouldn’t want to live like this. What does the law say about keeping him/her alive?