Several Sacramento nursing homes have been accused of charging families for up to 60 days of rent after a loved one has passed away. However, a recent investigation into this form of nursing home abuse has resulted in the California Assisted Living Association sponsoring a bill that would prohibit facilities from requiring advance notice for termination of a living agreement due to death.
In the past, assisted-living facilities often required those who moved in to sign an agreement guaranteeing that they would give 60 days' notice before moving. What many families did not realize was that this requirement also extended to the death of a patient. When someone died, the family was often faced with an additional bill due to 'lack of notice."