‘They Just Dumped Him Like Trash’: Nursing Homes Evict Vulnerable Residents

By Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Amy Julia Harris: For More Info, Go Here…

Nursing homes across the country are kicking out old and disabled residents and sending them to homeless shelters and rundown motels.

On a chilly afternoon in April, Los Angeles police found an old, disoriented man crumpled on a Koreatown sidewalk.

Several days earlier, RC Kendrick, an 88-year-old with dementia, was living at Lakeview Terrace, a nursing home with a history of regulatory problems. His family had placed him there to make sure he got round-the-clock care after his condition deteriorated and he began disappearing for days at a time.

But on April 6, the nursing home deposited Mr. Kendrick at an unregulated boardinghouse — without bothering to inform his family. Less than 24 hours later, Mr. Kendrick was wandering the city alone.

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