Reason for planned discharge not supported by documentation of testimonial evidence; facility did not demonstrate that appellant’s behavior endangers others; documentation provided by facility does not support reason for discharge; at the hearing the facility did not address the discharge plan to the shelter nor did it provide information about how appellant could be cared for in the community setting.
Facility did not provide appellant with sufficient preparation and orientation to ensure a safe and orderly discharge from the facility to another safe and appropriate place; facility did not designate a discharge location; clinical record lacks progress note from physician to document he no longer needs the facility’s services; no progress note by physician documenting appellant’s danger to safety of other residents.
Nursing facility sought to discharge appellant for failing to pay; nursing facility failed to show sufficient preparation and orientation or that the discharge location is a safe and appropriate place.
Failure to pay facility; grounds sufficient for discharge; however, notice of intent was deficient due to lack of name of person at facility available to answer questions and assist appellant with appeal; also lack of documentation from physician.
Nursing facility notified appellant that it intended to discharge her because she was a danger to others; facility did not meet the regulatory requirements related to discharge; notice from facility does not indicate that it was mailed to a designated family member; representative from agency did not clearly indicate how discharge location would be safe or appropriate for appellant.
Appellant discharged from nursing facility to homeless shelter; discharge was warranted; location of discharge approved by appellant’s physician; appellant does not need services of skilled nursing facility.
Notice of discharge meets regulatory requirements; nursing facility involved appellant and his guardian in discharge planning; fact that appellant has not found place he wants to live is out of control of nursing facility; physician indicated appellant medically cleared for discharge; place to which appellant will be discharged is safe and appropriate.
Hearing officer agreed facility had sufficient grounds to discharge; appellant smoked without supervision in facility including in her room; danger to other residents; discharge notice met regulatory requirements; however, there was a lack of the required documentation by a physician.
Nursing facility did not meet its burden to support its discharge notice; nursing facility did not appear at hearing; nursing facility did not show good cause regarding failure to appear.