Medicaid has different rules from state to state. The eligibility requirements for Illinois residents may be different from those in New York or California. Each state can adopt laws to customize the Medicaid program to suit the needs of their people.
Before you put a loved one in a nursing home learn as much as you can about the facility. Among the nursing homes of South Florida, Hollywood Hills was not highly regarded. The 152-bed residence had a "below average" rating from Medicare, with two out of five stars. Its most recent health inspection, from March, described residents who were not bathed or groomed properly, food that went uncovered in a soiled kitchen, and flaws in the in-room patient call system.