A NAHMAnalysis that addresses the issue of elderly or residents with disabilities who deny caregiver assistance is now available on the NAHMA website.
During the NAHMA Winter Meeting on March 26, 2013, the Senior Housing Committee held a panel session to examine the best practices for dealing with elderly and/or disabled residents who refuse to have a caregiver or live-in aide. From this session, committee members formed a task force with the goal of examining these best practices. Later, at the NAHMA Summer Meeting, the issue was also addressed in a Fair Housing Forum with detailed attention paid to fair housing law implications of this issue.
This information does not constitute compliance advice. O/As should consult with their legal advisors on fair housing, privacy laws and occupancy policies.
To view this NAHMAnalysis, please follow this link to NAHMA.org.