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If it appears that Medicare coverage will be denied, ask the doctor to help demonstrate that the standards described above are met. The scholarships are named for Walter and Maria Teresa Regirer, members and leaders of VHCA-VCAL who led efforts to improve access to long term care education for career professionals. Further, many elderly residents might not be capable of significantly modifying their daily routine. Can the resident choose the hospital for planned care and/or emergency care or does the nursing home use a particular hospital?

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Publisher: Health Professions Press; 1 edition (March 25, 2011)

ISBN: 1932529705

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