Increasing Use of Evictions in Nursing Homes: A Tool to Get Rid of Difficult Patients?

By |2024-03-14T10:01:08-04:00May 15, 2018|Health Facilities Law Blog|

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law

On May 8, 2016, the Associated Press (AP) covered a news story on the increasing rates of eviction in nursing homes and other health facilities. According to the AP, nursing homes are increasingly evicting their most challenging and difficult residents.  Those targeted for eviction are frequently poor and suffering from dementia, with families unsure of what to do, according to residents’ families. According to the AP, removing them allows staff members to avoid the demands of labor-intensive patients in favor of ones who are easier and more profitable. To read the original article from AP, […]