Is it legal for facilities to increase their rates without notice and while a contract is in place?
- My parents have been living in an assisted living facility for about a year. When they first moved in, the administrator gave us a price of $1200 per month - with the assumption that they would eventually gain access to a govt program that would pay the full amount. I was more than willing to pay this amount until the program kicked in. However - a few months later, the same administrator called me, informed me that we were approved and I was not responsible for anymore payments.Great huh? - not so fast. 8 months later, they called back and said we were actually not approved, and they had no idea why we were told that. The NEW administor told me I would need to go back to paying 1200 per month until we actually were approved. So, I agreed and off we went. Ok, so today I get a letter that states, I now need to pay the full amount 4000 per month, or they have 30 days to move? Now, i'm not a pro in this area, i'm just trying to care for my ageing family - but does this seem right? fair? legal?? Any help would be great! Oh, and if it matters - this facility is in Texas.