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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-04-08 01:23 AM
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19. In Texas, they did this with the State School system
there were MANY in this system who had been their since they were children and were now in their 40's and 50's.
My Mom worked with one of the largest State Schools in Texas.
The papers that the families signed when these people were children guaranteed that they could NEVER be moved out of the State School system without the consent of the family.
Then there was a lawsuit against the Denton State School and there was a move to put some of these people into Group Homes.
The State opened Group Homes all across Texas--nice homes in nice areas--state of the art facilities and THEN approached these families about moving them into these homes with the PROMISE that if it didn't work out, they could move them back to the State School and assured these families that their members would NOT end up in nursing homes. Most of the families agreed to this.
These Group Homes initially were designed for very low-functioning and mentally disabled people.
The ink didn't even dry when they turfed out these low-functioning patients and the State got rid of the Group Homes--they were first disbursed to the counties that housed them and then in some situations, private contractors.
So now these clients that had all been turfed out had nowhere to go if the Group Home didn't work out.
The second these people got sick...they were sent to the hospital and THEN to the Nursing Homes. They were replaced with a higher level and higher functioning client.
It was dirty and underhanded and it was done on purpose. To rid the state of the low functioning clients in the State Schools.
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