I had understood that Medicare will pay for 100 days of care when coming from a hospital while being an inpatient for some number of threshold days. If your finances are such that you qualify for Medicaid, I had understood that the nursing home could not evict you when you qualify for Medicaid.
However, this Nytimes article : As Nursing Homes Chase Lucrative Patients, Quality of Care Is Said to Lag, really disturbed me.
Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/15/busin ... o-lag.html
Here is the relevant section of the article:
Has anyone experienced this happening? For example, have you had a parent or relative be evicted from a nursing home when they qualify for Medicaid? I was under the assumption someone could not be evicted from a nursing home if they were a resident when they became eligible for Medicaid.The shifting landscape, some say, marginalizes poor long-term residents with extensive medical needs. “This focus on Medicare, Medicare, Medicare has pushed out people in the custodial care world,” said Anthony Chicotel, a staff lawyer at California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, who says he fields calls at least once a week from residents who are being evicted because their Medicare coverage, which lasts 100 days, is expiring and the residents will transition to lower-paying Medicaid insurance. “They’re being pushed out, and they don’t have anywhere to go, really, that can take care of them.