Volusia, FL asked in Elder Law for Florida

Q: Can my parents' facility not allow them to eat together in their formal dining room, now that one of them is in ALS?

They will let my dad eat in ALS with my Mom,. but she is not allowed in the main dining room. This seems to me to be discrimination. My Mom feeds herself, looks fine and can order for herself. After 63 yrs. of eating together, it seems disgraceful that they can't eat together in the dining room where they have for the past 18 years. Their reasoning is that the ALS person needs to be closer to the heart defibulator. Thanks, Marie A.

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David M. Goldman
David M. Goldman
  • Elder Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: This is not really a legal question.

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