RESIDENTIAL HOSPICE TO SETTLE SUIT WITH NEIGHBORS, STAY OPEN.Byline: Enrique Rivero Daily News Staff Writer
The owner of a residential hospice hospice, program of humane and supportive care for the terminally ill and their families; the term also applies to a professional facility that provides care to dying patients who can no longer be cared for at home. for the terminally ill Terminally Ill
When a person is not expected to live more than 12 months.
Any gifts given out by the afflicted person at this time may be considered as a dispersion of the estate rather than a gift. and her neighbors have tentatively agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the neighbors to force the lakeside facility to close.
Robert Saperstein, attorney for the Windward wind·ward
1. Of or moving toward the quarter from which the wind blows.
2. Of or on the side exposed to the wind or to prevailing winds.
In a direction from which the wind blows; against the wind. Shores Homeowners Association, said the homeowners agreed Monday to drop the suit if Isobel Oxx agrees to operate the hospice in her Leeward Circle home under certain constraints.
Though he was still hammering out the details Wednesday, Saperstein said the settlement would force Oxx to close lakeside drapes drape
v. draped, drap·ing, drapes
1. To cover, dress, or hang with or as if with cloth in loose folds: draped the coffin with a flag; a robe that draped her figure. at night and regulate hospice-related parking, and bar Oxx from sponsoring or participating in opening another hospice in the neighborhood. The agreement also would be binding on any future owners or operators of the hospice, the attorney said.
"The lawsuit will be dropped when (the conditions are) in writing and accepted," he said. "Rather than it being tried we'll submit this contract, if you will."
Oxx, who opened My Father's House last summer, said that she approached the homeowners association seeking a settlement.
"If they drop the lawsuit that means they can pick up their attorney fees and I take care of my end - that's the proposal," she said.
"They know I'm in compliance with state law and if they want to fight that all the way to the Supreme Court, that's quite a substantial amount of money. And I think you have to live and let live in this world."
The homeowners filed the suit shortly after Oxx was granted a license from the state Department of Health in August to operate the four-bed, home-based congregate con·gre·gate
tr. & intr.v. con·gre·gat·ed, con·gre·gat·ing, con·gre·gates
To bring or come together in a group, crowd, or assembly. See Synonyms at gather.
1. Gathered; assembled.
2. care center out of her five-bedroom lake-front home.
Neighbors have opposed the facility, saying they feared it would depress de·press
1. To lower in spirits; deject.
2. To cause to drop or sink; lower.
3. To press down.
4. To lessen the activity or force of something. home values, bring screaming ambulances and traffic, contaminate con·tam·i·nate
1. To make impure or unclean by contact or mixture.
2. To expose to or permeate with radioactivity.
con·tam·i·nant n. the lake with medical waste and cause other problems.
Though Saperstein said the agreement would also prohibit Oxx's staff from parking on Leeward Circle and redirect re·di·rect
tr.v. re·di·rect·ed, re·di·rect·ing, re·di·rects
To change the direction or course of.
A redirect examination.
re them to Triunfo Canyon Road, Oxx said she never agreed to this because she has ample parking in her driveway.
Oxx said she already practices much of what the agreement aims to formalize.
For example, she already closes the shades at night to protect the privacy of her residents.
"This is absolutely ridiculous - where do our rights begin and end?" she said.