My mom, who is 90 and diabetic lives in a senior housing facility with my disabled sister, as her companion. Recently, the landlord renovated the facility and told my mom that my sister was disallowed to stay with her. My mom needs my sister who can provide her companionship and assistance. Is the landlord correct under California law to disallow my sister from living with my mom.
Review Civil Code section 51.3. It appears your sister provides substantial assistance to your mom with necessary daily activities.
Subsection (i) provides: “The covenants, conditions, and restrictions or other documents or written policy of the senior citizen housing development shall permit the occupancy of a dwelling unit by a permitted health care resident during any period that the person is actually providing live-in, long-term, or hospice health care to a qualifying resident for compensation. For purposes of this subdivision, the term “for compensation” shall include provisions of lodging and food in exchange for care.”
Section 51.3 does not have any age restriction on the age of permitted health care residents.
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Additionally you should review your original contract with them to see if there were any written disclosures
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