Advocates: Nursing Homes Targeting Most Challenging Patients For Eviction
An analysis by The Associated Press shows complaints about discharges and evictions are up about 57 percent since 2000.
The Associated Press:
Nursing Homes Turn To Eviction To Drop Difficult Patients
Nursing homes are increasingly evicting their most challenging residents, advocates for the aged and disabled say, testing protections for some of society's most vulnerable. Those targeted for eviction are frequently poor and suffering from dementia, according to residents' allies. They often put up little fight, their families unsure what to do. Removing them makes room for less labor-intensive and more profitable patients, critics of the tactic say, noting it can be shattering. (Sedensky, 5/8)