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Article on Nursing Home Evictions from Consumer Voice Provides Tips to Attorneys

January 28, 2020

Consumer Voice Executive Director Lori Smetanka and Public Policy and Advocacy Director Robyn Grant authored an article on nursing home evictions published in Bifocal, A Journal of the ABA (American Bar Association) Commission on Law and Aging.  The article highlights the disturbing trend of evictions of nursing home residents from their facilities, often without notice, preparation, or a safe and appropriate place to go.  It reviews several stories in which residents were inappropriately discharged from their nursing homes and outlines federal laws and regulations and CMS rules regarding the transfer or discharge of a resident.  The article concludes with tips to encourage and assist legal services attorneys in handling these cases. Read the article.

The threat of transfer or discharge from a nursing home can be both frightening and stressful for residents and their families.  Consumer Voice has a variety of resources and materials about your rights and what to do next if you've been given a discharge notice.

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