Assisted Living Kicks Out The Frail ’Cause ‘We Can’t Take Care Of You Any Longer’

(By Judith Graham for Kaiser Health News)

The phone call came as a shock. Your aunt can’t transfer into memory care; we have to discharge her from this facility, a nurse told Jeff Regan. You have 30 days to move her out.

The next day, a legal notice was delivered. Marilou Jones, 94, who has dementia, was being evicted from Atria at Foster Square, an assisted living facility in Foster City, Calif. The reason: “You are non-weight bearing and require the assistance of two staff members for all transfers,” the notice said. Continue reading article here…

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