If you live in a nursing facility, your right to stay there is protected. This means that the nursing facility can’t make you leave without doing certain things first. But, nursing facilities don’t always follow the rules.
If you have been given a letter that says you are no longer welcome to live there, or if one of the staff has told you that you are going to be kicked out, you have the right to challenge this. This letter is sometimes called a “Discharge Notice”.
You have to act fast! You only have five days to challenge the discharge.
If you are in danger of being kicked out of your nursing facility, Legal Services for the Elderly might be able to help you. Call the Legal Services for the Elderly Helpline at 1-800-750-5353 right away to speak to an attorney for free.