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    Texas' biggest assisted-living facility for Medicaid closing

    Texas’ biggest assisted-living facility for Medicaid closing
    Emily Schmall, Associated Press
    Updated 9:09 pm, Friday, July 14, 2017


    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The largest assisted-living facility for Medicaid recipients in Texas is voluntarily shuttering after years of budget deficits and as residential developers clamor for real estate in the nation’s seventh fastest-growing city, the owner confirmed Friday.

    The Westchester Plaza, a 12-story property at the center of Fort Worth’s medical district, has operated as an assisted-living facility for the elderly since 1998. It has a licensed capacity of 275 residents but is down to about 115 residents, according to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Too few, owner Doug Sweeney told The Associated Press, to pay for its continued upkeep.

    The residents — low-income, intellectually or physically disabled adults — learned Monday that they have until August 10 to find a new place to live.
    “They were all, ‘Surprise!’ You’re all out of here,” 56-year-old stroke victim and resident Ralph Banner said, adding that he plans to move to an assisted-living facility in Dallas.


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  • Carolab (1114 posts)
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    1. Well, that's nice.

    Expect more to come of this treatment of poor, disabled and elderly.

  • Art from Ark (3575 posts)
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    2. Arrrrrrrgh

    America– where, if you’re low-income, intellectually or physically disabled, you can get thrown out of your home if your landlord isn’t making enough money. But there’s always enough money for wars.

    The last time America was run like a business, we ended up with a Great Depression.