Assisted Living Residents Evicted From Housing
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on April 21, 2009 in Nursing Homes and Elder Rights
A recent investigation found that a number of residents of assisted living facilities run by Assisted Living Concepts had been forced out of facilities when their money ran out, even though they had been given oral promises that they would be able to use Medicaid funds.
The article highlighting the investigation mentioned John and Mae Myers who went through $180,000 of their savings in three years at an Assisted Living Concepts facility. Like many other Americans, John recently lost a lot of money in the stock market. Hoping to go Medicaid, allowing them to pay about 20% less, they were evicted.
During the Myers stay at the facility, there was a change in ownership. Along with that change came a change in commitment to residents who had gone through their savings. While the original ownership promised
The investigation found that dozens of elderly people were promised they could stay, only to be evicted.
Shortly after the eviction notice, John Myers was hospitalized. His family believes the stress was responsible for the decline in his health. He died last February. His wife, Mae, also had a decline in health and now lives in a nursing home.