With many boomers and their parents reaching old age, nursing home care is increasing. Those residing in nursing home settings may be or may become victims of negligent or abusive care leading residents or their families to file complaints. Over the last decade, there has been a 55% increase in the number of grievances filed over nursing home evictions, which are believed to be, in some cases, retaliation over patients speaking up about abuse or neglect.
Federal law is clear on the matter. The law allows nursing home and care facility evictions only for certain reasons including failure to pay, closure of a facility, a resident posing a risk to others, a resident declining services or a facility not being able to meet the care needs of a patient.
Despite laws protecting nursing home residents from unlawful eviction, some nursing home management may be quicker to try to remove residents who repeatedly challenge the level of care they are receiving, which is not legal.
Nursing homes are required to provide proper care for all residents. When a family complains about the treatment of a resident, the facility does not have the right to evict that person. If your loved one has been harmed because of neglect or abuse in a nursing home, or has been improperly evicted, contact the experienced legal team of John T. Hemminger for help.
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