Complaints about nursing home evictions rise, and regulators take note

Source: Tara Siegel Bernard & Robert Pear, N.Y.Times (Paid Registration)

Discharges and evictions have been the top-ranking category of grievances brought to state long-term care ombudsman programs, the ombudsman agencies say.

While nursing homes can discharge residents for a limited set of reasons, legal advocates say that home operators sometimes interpret those reasons in unjustified ways. Often, it’s because the residents’ more lucrative Medicare coverage is ending.

Read Full Article: Complaints about nursing home evictions rise, and regulators take note