Each year, between 8,000 and 9,000 elders nationwide complain to the government about nursing home evictions, according to federal data. That makes evictions the leading category of all nursing home complaints. A three part post. The above statistic only covers Nursing Homes. Thousands more get evicted from assisted living facilities and adult homes. Imagine that an elder goes to a hospital, and upon return to their apartment their landlord tells them they can't return. Thousands of nursing home residents go through this experience each year. These residents in many cases are admitted to hospitals, from nursing homes, under false pretenses, and can never return to their homes. Mary Cataldo could no longer stay at home independently. Her children wanted her to live in a nursing home. Mary had raised three children on her own, worked hard as a clerk at Macy's. She was now in her late 80's and very demanding, and she wanted things done her way. Mary had other issues too. She was combative and lashed out at her children and friends. She was hard of hearing but refused to wear a hearing aid, which caused her to be paranoid about people she felt were talking about her. Despite these problems, an excellent nursing home accepted her as a resident. Why would this nursing home admit Mary, with all her associated behaviors? The answer is simple. Private pay money. I would say that, of the 9000 elder evicted from nursing homes last year, maybe 5% were private paying residents. Nursing homes will do whatever...