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What can my senior parents do when living in another family members home but now told to leave without any notice?

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I think people should withhold giving quasi-legal advice if they do not have the expertise since it can mislead and misinform people and I don't think we want to do that. Whether or not there is a cause of action will turn on numerous factors, not just the reason for throwing them out. Was there a contract (written or verbal), was there any exchange of money or an agreement for some kind of compensation, did they have any ownership in the house past or present, did they provide any monetary or agreed support, did they receive appropriate notice to quit, etc. As for Confusedgirl1 taking them in, we can't be telling people that they should take someone into their house unless it is established that she has the ability to do so. Relatives already took them in, Hate to think that the relative just dumped two old people out on the street with no place to live. Don't think a jury will look kindly on that behavior. Getting it to a jury will be a long haul and costly. Maybe just focus on keeping them safe and happy in a new place with services.
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ConfusedGirl, whether your parents have a cause of action against the relatives may in fact depend on the reason for the relative forcing them out. I can understand that this might be a very personal reason which you don't want to share, but whether your parents have recourse have turn on this issue.

If your parents were there for 15 years, w/o paying rent, perhaps the relative just got tired of supporting them?
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confusedgirl1, there has to be more to this situation then what you are telling us.

It is nice that a relative had offered their home to your parents, but 15 years rent free is quite a long time. Were your parents original intentions was to stay that long? Is the relative selling the house?

As someone else had asked, can your parents stay with you until other housing is found?
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Hi Confusedgirl1, You can also call the Adult Protection Agency - they would know. Also, speak with a social worker - APA can give you a referral. A SW should be able to help you and put you in touch with various agencies, programs and support for your elderly parents. Why did the relative kick them out after 15 years, and did they contribute anything to the household? Not asking because the onus is on your elderly parents, but because that will be asked to develop the relationship and their standing. Good luck and God bless.
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Call ur office of the aging and ask them that question.
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So my parents are 80 and 76
Right now they are living with a family member and have applied for an apartment which we will help pay for
So they will not be on the street but I guess whAt my biggest question is can the relative that kicked them out of his home be reported for elder abuse
I know it is his home but they have lived their for 15 years rent free and is was their home in a sense
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Go get your parents & help take care of them. They wiped your byt for at least 4yrs so you owe them.
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Report to the elder abuse hotline.
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Confusedgirl1, Trying calling your local Government Office for the Aging. THey have emergency lines and provide emergency assistance, direction and advice. WHere are your folks now? First step is safe shelter and medical/ADL needs so you can then work on more permanent housing. Elderly people should not be sleeping in a car or a homeless shelter - it is not safe emotionally, physically/health risks and in terms of exposing a vulnerable class to danger. Whether or not seniors behave in a way to anger and make you want to throw them out, it is not acceptable to throw the elderly out on the street, regardless of behavior in the same way it would be unacceptable to throw a young child out.
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While there is a back story that needs to be known so that they can be helped, this is happening more frequently that people know. Half of seniors are living on less than $1200.00 a mo. If you are in California, there is a housing crisis - affordable housing waitlists are 4 to 10 years and section 8 is just as bad. Homelessness is at a record high. Drive through LA County and you see tents, cardboard homes and encampments. It is very bad. Get them a Case Manager - you will not be able to do this alone. Call the city or community center and ask if they provide case management. If not, call 211 and ask if they have resources they can recommend. Good luck.
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