Protecting Elderly Disabled Veterans
Dwayne*, an elderly disabled veteran, was living in a nursing home when he was served a Notice of Involuntary Transfer or Discharge.
Dwayne could not stand unassisted, was incontinent and confined to a wheelchair, and otherwise needed care beyond what his family could provide at home. His insurance company would not continue paying for the nursing home because, in their opinion, Dwayne’s health had plateaued.
Dwayne’s family contacted Central Virginia Legal Aid (CVLA) Society for help. A CVLA legal aid attorney was able to work with the insurance company and the social worker at the nursing home to arrange affordable in-home care for Dwayne, allowing his needs to be met without him becoming an extra burden on his family.
*Names have been changed.