Senior home residents risk eviction when they speak up

Star Tribune: Senior home residents risk eviction when they speak up (11/15/2017) Across states, involuntary discharges and transfers from seniors assisted living facilites are now the top reported grievance. Unlike nursing homes, assisted living facilities face almost no repercussion for arbitrarily forcing out residents who have become difficult to manage or residents who complain about poor care or abuse. Justice in Aging’s Eric Carlson said, “These newer assisted-living facilities still have a huge amount of discretion to push residents out as they wish. And people don’t see an obvious way to challenge [the evictions], so they just pick up and move.”

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