In Minnesota, Pandemic Does Not Prevent Seniors from Assisted Living Evictionsors from being forced to leave assisted living facilities

Via the Minnesota Post:

Although Gov. Tim Walz has instituted a temporary ban on most evictions in Minnesota, current law provides no way to appeal terminations of medical services at assisted living facilities, which can force people from their homes.  In mid-June, Lisa Layman’s mother was in hospice, suffering from Alzheimer’s and nursing a fractured pelvis from a fall. Then she got an eviction notice.  Her lease would be canceled and her medical service ended within days. Layman’s family suspected they were being punished after clashing with leadership at New Perspective Senior Living, an assisted living facility in Mahtomedi, over the quality of their mother’s care. New Perspective said Layman’s mother needed a higher level of medical help.  Yet there was little the family could do but look for new housing for their mother. The search was “horrifying,” Layman said, and complicated by a pandemic that had killed dozens of Minnesota seniors every week. “It has been as traumatic as we expected,” she added.  There is no right to due process,” said Cheryl Hennen, Minnesota’s ombudsman for long-term care.

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