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Sat Jul 15, 2017, 12:42 AM

Texas' biggest assisted-living facility for Medicaid closing

Source: Associated Press


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.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/texas/article/Texas-biggest-assisted-living-facility-for-11290186.php

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Reply Texas' biggest assisted-living facility for Medicaid closing (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jul 15 OP
Solly Mack Jul 15 #1
notdarkyet Jul 15 #2
Igel Jul 15 #4
Midnight Writer Jul 15 #3
SunSeeker Jul 15 #5
Achilleaze Jul 15 #6
Cryptoad Jul 15 #8
NurseJackie Jul 15 #13
Achilleaze Jul 15 #14
NurseJackie Jul 15 #15
Cryptoad Jul 15 #7
dembotoz Jul 15 #9
Vinca Jul 15 #10
LuckyLib Jul 15 #19
safeinOhio Jul 15 #11
nikibatts Jul 15 #12
Demtexan Jul 15 #16
Nitram Jul 15 #17
elmac Jul 15 #18
JDC Jul 15 #20
FakeNoose Jul 15 #21
JDC Jul 15 #22

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 01:03 AM

1. K&R

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 01:16 AM

2. It begins. Soon it will be rural hospitals.

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Response to notdarkyet (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 03:12 AM

4. Sounds like it's been a long-time coming in this case.

$2 in losses in its last tax filing--presumably for 2016. Less than half-occupancy.

And that's with no changes in Medicaid or Medicare, just panic over what might eventually happen. It's Texas, so the additional subsidies didn't take effect here.

It's a good idea, but not implemented. The issue with the sprinklers should resonate, however.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 01:40 AM

3. Too bad there isn't a big hearted Texas Billionaire who could throw a few bucks in.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 05:07 AM

5. 64% of nursing home patients are on Medicaid.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/24/science/medicaid-cutbacks-elderly-nursing-homes.html

Medicaid helps just about every family, even though they may not realize it. But they will realuze it when their 90 year old parent with dimentia needs a room in their house because he can't afford a nursing home any more.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 06:33 AM

6. republican "family values" on a roll

kicking America's elders under their f*cking republican limo.

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 06:36 AM

8. On August 11,,,,

all those remaining will be stacked up on the sidewalk like cord wood!

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 09:07 AM

13. Gag! That looks like the photo that was used for the Election Day Hack of DU ...

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 09:36 AM

14. Uh O - I will change it then

We do not want the republican Draft-Dodger-in-Chief and his colluding comrades to piss on decent folk. any further

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #14)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 10:33 AM

15. No worries. I was just reacting to the photo... not criticizing you.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 06:34 AM

7. GOP: Long Term Health Care Policy

If u aint got the money to pay for it, hurry up and die!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 07:13 AM

9. Cabela's solution...end it before I need it

Becomes more viable.
Hell even the NRA would support it.
Increase handgun sales

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 07:23 AM

10. This is the tip of the iceberg.

A whole lot of "freedom loving" Trump voters will be bringing Grandma and her bedpan home.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 03:11 PM

19. They have no idea. They will get that call from the nursing home,

and it will be a big shock.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 08:29 AM

11. republican solutions are simple.....

KellyAnn says they can all get jobs to pay for it.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 08:38 AM

12. You can expect more of this nation-wide.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 10:44 AM

16. This happened to my mother's nursing home.

I had to move her away from what she knew.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 11:55 AM

17. Fuck Texas. They are destroying their own state as fast as they can.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 12:40 PM

18. part of the Cons health care strategy

if your sick die quickly

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 03:20 PM

20. The next epidemic: America's Elderly Homeless problem

"Thx Obama" will be the theme brought to you by the shameless, immoral and heartless GOP.

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Response to JDC (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 04:55 PM

21. Why is any of this Obama's fault?

Did I miss something?

Shouldn't it be "Thanks Trump" or maybe "Thanks GOP"?

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #21)

Sat Jul 15, 2017, 06:56 PM

22. It's sarcasm.

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