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Retirement Home Had Bedbugs. It’s Closing. But Could Residents End up Somewhere Worse?

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Miami Herald: Retirement Home Had Bedbugs. It’s Closing. But Could Residents End up Somewhere Worse? (October 31, 2019)

Residents of a Florida retirement home with a history of issues learned suddenly that the home was closing and they’d be moved elsewhere, but they were given no choice or information about where they were moving. This is a common problem according to Justice in Aging attorney, Eric Carlson. “Facilities will just kind of send people out and that is inappropriate,” he said. “You are deciding where you live. It is a big deal. And that should be based on what the person wants, not on what is most convenient for the professionals and facility people who are involved in this process.”