My question involves a person located in the state of: Virginia
Long story short, my father was living in an assisted living facility and became sick to the point of being unable to get out of bed at which point I took him to the nearest hospital. While he was in the hospital, the facility told the hospital that they would not accept him back because he needed more care than they could provide. I also got a phone call from them telling me to come and get his stuff ASAP so they can give his room to someone new.
I know that people kicked out of nursing homes can appeal an involuntary discharge and the nursing home is responsible for finding them a new place, but I don't know if the law applies to assisted living. I'm thinking not because the facility told me that since my father was at the hospital, he's the hospital's problem now.
My father has a lawyer on retainer but before calling her, I decided to come here and find out if there was any way of fighting this discharge or coming up with a permanent solution that provides him the 24-hour care he needs. I would prefer that he be able to return to the assisted living facility after the hospital and rehab as he will be ambulatory again, plus moving out of his house was hard on him to begin with and I don't want to do that again.
(Also, he's not on Medicaid. His monthly income is enough for him to pay for the facility out-of-pocket.)
Thanks in advance.