Wednesday, November 9, 2011

California Cuts Threaten Day Programs

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- State budget cuts that go into effect Dec. 1 will eliminate funding for day programs for thousands of seniors and the disabled, creating angst among relatives who say their lives will be turned upside down.
Some fear they will have to send their elders to institutions. Others worry they will need to quit jobs to care for them.
Unless a pending lawsuit blocks the plan, the state will halt $169 million in annual Medi-Cal funding for 35,000 people in 287 adult day health care programs throughout California, jeopardizing many of the programs.

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