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More than 20 residents given 30 days to vacate Lafayette assisted living facility

Facility recently sold to new company
Posted at 6:22 PM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 12:25:38-04

LAFAYETTE, La. — After Nancy Schuler's mother Claire told her to come to a meet and greet at the assisted living facility where she lives, the message from the person hosting the event came as a shock.

"She said 'I'm so-and-so' with Paramount and you have 30 days to leave," Schuler tells KATC.

Twenty-two assisted living residents are being pushed out of Cornerstone Village South after the facility was recently purchased. The facility is located at 103 W. Martial Avenue in Lafayette.

The company says in a statement, "We regret the necessary closure of our assisted living facility, but with only 22 beds, we will no longer be able to compete with the out of state operators moving in with tens of millions of dollars to build new assisted living facilities. We understand the residents and their family's frustration and concerns over our closing of the assisted living facility and we are doing everything we can to help make the transition for our 22 patients as painless as possible."

The company's words are doing little to make the news easier on Schuler and other families.

"There are some residents that live here who don't even have family in Louisiana."

The new company plans to spend more than $1 million to renovate the building and turn it into a skilled nursing facility that can accommodate more patients.