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Orlando Assisted Living Facility Decides to Call It Quits

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As reported here last November, the assisted living facility Emeritus at Crossing Pointe, owned by Emeritus Properities, had been cited numerous times and had been prevented from admitting any new patients since last year. The facility was slated to go before a state administrative judge to have the ban lifted and get their fine reduced when they announced this week they are giving up their license as an assisted living facility.

Crossing Pointe was licensed for as many as 185 patients, but since the death of an 82 year-old patient last year and the resulting ban on admissions, their occupany had dropped to 53. All of those patients will need to be removed from the facility by mid-September and Emeritus has agreed to pay for it all.

Once all of the patients requiring assistance have been relocated, the facility will re-open as a facility for senior citizens who are capable of caring for themselves.