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News - March 4, 2011

Senior day care at risk

by Nick Veronin

The state may soon cut Medi-Cal reimbursements to a Mountain View center that provides healthcare and daycare services to disabled adults and the frail elderly — something that would leave many Peninsula seniors and their families in the lurch, according to an official from Avenidas, the organization that runs the center.

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Posted by Ed, a resident of Castro City
on Mar 8, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Governor Brown, listen to the man. I agree with Mr. Sink - denying the elderly or infirm is not the way to go here. This type of care should be considered part of any society's infrastructure. Make cuts elsewhere Governor.

Posted by registered user, Andrea Gemmet, a resident of Mountain View Voice Editor
on Mar 9, 2011 at 10:23 am

This comment was moved from a duplicate thread, which has now been closed:

I saw this coming for several years. After 1 ECH " visit " I had the misfortune of opting to do rehab at one of the " warehouses " near ECH. Yes, Mountain View DOES warehouse it's seniors... I lasted over the weekend....and rejoined the REACH program while staying at the parent's house. I finally pulled up stakes and went back to my older CO house. CA with it's MEDI-CAL and LOUSY support services from VTA is no match for how you get treated as a disabled person in CO. I get door to door LIMO ( CAR not BUS ) service if I ask for it when I need to see a doctor. I rarely do. I also get $$$ for maid service AND adult day care if I want it. ( I don't ). Lastly ( and it's a biggie ), I can tap into a fund to make my house handicapped compliant. CO knows it is cheaper to keep people in their houses if possible. That was and probably still is the state of affairs in Mountain View. Pulling the plug on MEDI-CAL will just be making things worse for the people who made Silicon Valley the hub of the electronics industry in the West Coast. Have you no shame??? " A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." - Mahatma Ghandi
by the_punnisher Mar 8, 2011 at 7:35 pm

Posted by Phil Lawson, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 10, 2011 at 12:50 pm

"Unlike some adult day health care centers across the state, Avenidas Rose Kleiner will remain up and running no matter what California legislators decide about the governor's proposal, Sink said."

I was wondering what funding would be used for Avenidas center.

(Member, Senior Advisory Committee, Mountain View)