How soon must a room in a care or nursing home be vacated after the resident’s death?

Relatives can make arrangements with the home about when the room has to be cleared.

Deadline for vacating room

The law does not specify any deadline by which a room must be vacated after the death of a resident. The care or nursing home decides how much time relatives have to clear the room.

Payment for unoccupied room

Under the Chronic Care Act, the home continues to receive payment for an unoccupied room for 13 days after the resident’s death. It can use this time to clear and redecorate the room.