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The Court Has Ordered an Eviction, Now What?

Posted on March 15th, 2014 by Joe Pioletti

You have just won a forcible entry and detainer action in court against your tenant in default. The tenant is still occupying the building. Are you immediately entitled to retake possession? Not so fast. Strange as it may seem, winning an eviction suit does not immediately entitle you to take possession of the property. Once […]

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Evicted from Nursing Home for Complaining

Posted on July 8th, 2010 by Joe Pioletti

Grace Miller is an 87-year-old resident of Dorchester Senior Center, a south suburban assisted living facility in Dolton, Ill.   Miller claims she was unfairly and forcibly evicted from her home for a second time.  The 87-year-old says she moved from Nebraska into the Dorchester Senior Center as a part of what she believes to be […]

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Resident Dumping

Posted on January 8th, 2010 by Joe Pioletti

The Chicago Tribune had an article based on the article in the Des Moines Register about the story of a nursing home resident with brain damage.  A hospital has sued the nursing home that transferred the brain-damaged patient and then refused to take him back.   Broadlawns Medical Center officials say the nursing home transferred patient Edward Weatherman to […]

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Nursing homes abandon residents

Posted on December 15th, 2009 by Joe Pioletti

KRGV.com out of Texas had an article about a resident who was evicted and abandoned by his nursing home and left outdoors for hours. Bonifacio Rodriguez was left sitting on his front porch  when a neighbor discovered him.  The neighbor says a nursing home van dropped him off at his ex-wife’s house, but there was nobody home […]

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Eviction of mentally ill residents

Posted on June 19th, 2009 by Joe Pioletti

The West Virginia Gazette had an interesting article on a nursing home’s attempt to evict a mentally ill resident from the facility.  The judge has ruled that 77-year-old Helen Shank gets to stay at Golden Living Center in Morgantown…for now.  Medicaid must continue providing nursing home care for Shank, who is mentally ill and also a "brittle […]

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Homes evict residents after taking life savings

Posted on May 1st, 2009 by Joe Pioletti

NJ.com had an interesting article discussing how nursing homes are dumping Medicaid residents after the residents spend their life savings on care and treatment.   The article mentions May Hunish whose family decided to move her to the Maurice House, an assisted living facility in Millville, because after spending her $150,000 in savings on rent and […]

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Evictions increase for Medicaid residents

Posted on February 23rd, 2009 by Joe Pioletti

Seattle Post Intelligencer had an article about the recent increases in evictions in nursing homes. Contact the Washington Long-Term Care Ombudsman program, call 800-562-6028, or visit ltcop.org/index.htm if you need help.  The article reveals one example where a woman was evicting and died shortly after being evicted.  Henderer grew depressed and refused to leave her […]

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Eviction of resident stayed

Posted on January 24th, 2009 by Joe Pioletti

WBALTV.com had a story about a nursing home patient who was threatened with eviction from her facility because she couldn’t pay her bill has been allowed to stay.  The WBAL TV 11 News I-Team detailed the story of Melanie Conaway, a multiple sclerosis patient. A nursing home called Future Care Northpoint in Dundalk was about […]

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Resident evicted days before Christmas

Posted on January 15th, 2009 by Joe Pioletti

The Honolulu Advisor had a terrible story about a nursing home resident evicted and left at the emergency room of a hospital days before Christmas.  The 81-year-old woman was confined to a wheelchair wearing only a hospital gown. Florence Ko told The Advertiser she had no idea what was happening and where she would be […]

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Nursing home dumping

Posted on September 3rd, 2008 by Joe Pioletti

The Wall St. Journal had an article recently that made me think about the future of helath care when the baby boomers enter the nursing home industry.  Will there be a revolution in health care?  Will for profit chains dictate how the old and frail among us will conclude their lives?  A nursing home in […]

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