Nursing Homes Must Give60 Days Notice of Closure
The problem with being a relatively new attorney is that, quite frankly, I don't know everything yet. Eventually you run into most types of cases and most situations, but this hasn't come up. Nursing Homes, when they're closing, used to have to give 30 days notice that they were shutting the doors. You may think this would be uncommon, but with a slew of mergers and acquisitions in the Nursing Home Market (largely by Real Estate Investment Trusts), there have been a lot of closures over the past four years of unprofitable facilities.
Yes, I did just say unprofitable. I know that sounds harsh, and it is harsh. Remember, unless its a not-for-profit Nursing Home, their end game is to make money. A person is not a person, but a dollar sign. Keep this in mind.
So when these facilities closed, they only had to give you 30 days notice that you need to pack up and find a new place. This can be very traumatizing for someone in an acute setting, where they're being provided extensive care. The new rule provides for 60 days, which lessens that burden a little.
Nursing Homes Must Give60 Days Notice of Closure: " WASHINGTON (CN) - If a nursing home that provides Medicare and Medicaid services will be closing, the administrator must give residents at least 60 days written notice, instead of the former 30 days, and the notice must include a state approved plan for relocating the residents."
(Via Courthouse News Service.)