Myth: Medicaid does not pay for all the nursing home services you want. Fact: Residents with Medicaid coverage are entitled to the same nursing home services as other residents. Myth: Restraints are required to prevent the resident from wandering away. Fact: Restraints cannot be used for the nursing home's convenience or as a form of discipline. Myth: Staff cannot accommodate individual schedules. Fact: A nursing home must make reasonable adjustments to honor residents' needs and preferences. Myth: Only staff can determine the care you receive. Fact: Residents and family have the right to participate in developing a care plan. Myth: Family visiting hours are restricted. Fact: Family members can visit at any time of day or night. Myth: You need to hire private help for special needs. Fact: A nursing home must provide all necessary care. Myth: You must pay any amount set by the nursing home for extra charges. Fact: A nursing home may only require extra charges as authorized in the admission agreement. Myth: The resident can be evicted because he or she is difficult or is refusing medical treatment. Fact: No. The only legitimate reasons for eviction are: failure to pay, nursing home care is no longer required, the facility is going out of business, the resident’s needs can no longer be met in the facility, the resident’s presence is endangering others’ safety, and the resident’s presence is endangering others’ health. Myth: The nursing home has no available space for residents or family members to meet. Fact: A nursing home must provide a private space for resident or family councils. Myth: There is nothing to...