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.eridani, travelerxxx, Omaha Steve and 10 otherssnot, Art from Ark, bobthedrummer, daleanime, KarenS, PADemD, Gryneos, ThouArtThat, 7wo7rees, glinda like this
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