Nursing Home "Shutout" In Humboldt County

Jul 20, 2015

Moving an older family member into a nursing home is hard enough.

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In Humboldt County, it's nearly impossible at the moment for families receiving MediCal, the state's version of Medicaid. 

And the North Coast Journal says it's not because there's not enough space... it's because the company that owns the majority of the skilled nursing facilities wants more money per patient from the state. 

Linda Stansberry reported on the situation for the Journal; she joins us with her findings.  

Follow-up links: California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform and Foundation Aiding The Elderly.