Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Two Oklahoma Center Set to Close

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Sonya Foster wheels around her Oklahoma City home giggling, occasionally watching television and lobbing her favorite words at three health care workers.

While Foster is fed spoonfuls of pudding, workers clean within the home's widened hallways. None of the floors are carpeted, and sharp wall corners are softened with a spongy material. A wheel-in shower stands in place of a bathroom tub. Tubes and medical equipment mix with bedroom furniture.
“This, for many people, is a better way to live,” state Department of Human Services spokeswoman Ann Dee Lee said of community homes such as Foster's. “Nationwide, it's what people are going toward.”

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