Monday, September 18, 2017
Consumer Reports published an article that focuses on the terms of an ALF admissions contract. Putting the Assisted Living Facility Contract Under a Microscope starts with recommending that an elder law attorney review the contract before the client signs it. The article lists 4 key areas to examine, including responsible party provisions, costs of care, mandatory arbitration clauses and grounds for discharge. The article offers advice and things to look for within each of these areas. Among others, the article quotes Hy Darling, current president of NAELA and Shirley Whitenack, former NAELA president.