Assisted Living Refunds Resident That Never Moved In

Recently, the Christopher Heights assisted living facility in Massachusetts reached an agreement with the brother of a former “resident” of the home.  Angelo Ferreira, said that his sister had entered into a lease with the assisted living facility in late January of 2010.  Unfortunately, she was in and out of the hospital and never moved into her apartment at Christopher Heights.  The family had, however, moved her furniture in, so the unit was off the market from January to April.  Still, Ferreira’s sister never ate a single meal there, did not take advantage of the amenities, and never once slept in the room.  The Ferreira family still paid the up front costs for the unit which included first month, last month, and security deposit, totaling around $12,000.

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