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Heritage Manor residents, from left, are Jean Scully, Elaine Wagner and her husband, Earl. They all love the assisted living facility. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

New law mandates screening process for seniors seeking care

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Money, eldercare and privacy rights clashed Wednesday in the Hubbard County boardroom when new legislation on screening seniors for assisted living facilities turned into an imbroglio.


Commissioner Dick Devine said he'd heard that when seniors recently called the Senior Linkage Line they were asked probing questions about their finances in order to get an access code number to move to an assisted living facility.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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