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Yes, You Can Get Evicted from a Nursing Home

Nursing home evictions - or "force discharges" - are a lot more common than you would think. While there are federal regulations that govern such discharges, they are often not enforced by the states and, even when they are enforced they still allow for discharges in some situations. Nursing homes will generally have their own guidelines as well. Involuntary discharge can occur if the facility is unable to meet the resident’s needs or if it is necessary for the resident’s welfare. However, force discharges are also commonly attributed to the patient’s care not being paid. This can happen when private pay patients run out of resources and fall back on enrollment in Medicaid. Another common

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