Assisted Living Facility Throws Out Resident for Too Many Complaints

An 87-year-old resident of a south suburban assisted living facility claims she was unfairly and forcibly evicted from her home. It is the second time the facility has taken action to remove her from the residence.The woman now says she just wants to go home.

The woman admits she is outspoken and says the trouble started after other residents began to join her in complaining about the facility and how it is run.

On June 7th, the woman was removed by police from the assisted living facility.  Residents say the senior-- who must use a wheelchair-- was ordered by the administrator to be handcuffed and restrained after she, once again, complained about the food served at the facility.

Witnesses claim the administrator then had officers take the woman for a psychiatric evaluation.When she was released the next day, she says she discovered the locks to her apartment door had been changed and that she had been evicted by the management.

Several residents claim the facility has been cited for violations by the state  more than a half-dozen times since January. A spokesperson from the agency would not confirm that. However, that same spokesperson says that there has been no formal investigation into the facility, but there will be now. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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