Paralyzed woman in Texas ALF gets eviction notice after complaining of neglect
May 7, 2012
Operators of a large group home for the disabled in Fort Worth have given notice that they are preparing to evict a paralyzed woman from her home of 11 years after she appeared on a local news channel talking about neglect at the facility. While the resident and a former nurse at Westchester Plaza said they feel the action is a clear case of retaliation, state officials said there is little they can do to stop the eviction because of the way Texas laws are written.
State Ombudsman, Patty Ducayet, weighed in to the allegations of retaliation saying, “As an advocate, I think that is a real weakness when it comes to protecting the rights of people who live in assisted living facilities. This is specifically something that ombudsmen really want to see changed … so that there is some real protection for somebody being threatened with discharge".
Read the full article on the CBS Channel 11 News website.