When Is a Nursing Home Eviction Legal, and What Can I Do?

Nursing home evictions, or involuntary discharges or transfers, disrupt the lives of residents, leading to homelessness, separation from familial support systems, and loss of care. As federal law covers all federally funded nursing home residents, nursing home evictions are legal only in particular instances, such as: The nursing home can no longer provide for a resident’s needs. The resident does not pay for care after “reasonable and appropriate notice,” which varies by state. The resident no longer needs care. The resident jeopardizes the health or safety of other residents. The nursing home closes. Causes of illegal nursing home evictions Financial motives are Continue Reading