Seniors in nursing homes deserve the highest level of care and stability. For that reason, the law imposes limits on how -- and when -- nursing homes can evict residents. It also grants seniors important bed hold rights when they're admitted to a hospital or ER.
Increasingly, however, nursing homes are skirting the law by refusing to readmit elders after a hospital or ER visit. This growing practice, called "hospital dumping," often results in a downward spiral, damaging the physical and emotional stability of already vulnerable elders.