Nursing Home Collection, Lawsuits and What Advocates Can Do to Help Their Client
Nursing homes and long-term care are big business, and private equity investors have flocked to this area. The entry of private equity investors is helping to drive an aggressive profit orientation that includes shockingly abusive collection tactics. The pressure to increase profits may come at the expense not only of nursing home residents, but of their families, who bear tremendous stress as they struggle to care for ailing loved ones. Hidden contractual terms in nursing home admission agreements have led to families and friends being sued by the nursing homes for their loved ones’ bills—bills that can exceed $100,000. Families are pressured into paying the debts out of their own pockets to avoid loss of the resident’s desperately needed care.
Anna Anderson, Legal Assistance of Western, NY, Inc.
- October 20, 2022
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