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Los Angeles nursing home accused of dumping patients amid virus

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Posted at 8:54 AM, Jul 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-12 11:54:20-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles prosecutors accuse a nursing home of illegally "dumping" old and disabled residents in order to increase profits amid the coronavirus epidemic.

The city attorney says the misconduct by Lakeview Terrace skilled nursing facility comes as nursing homes have an incentive to dump long-term residents to make room for COVID-19 patients - for whom they are paid much more.

The administrator of Lakeview Terrace denies the allegations and vows to fight them in court.

The lawsuit says in one instance an 88-year old man with dementia was transferred from the nursing home to a boarding house, and later found wandering the streets.