Friday, September 17, 2010

Glenner Centers Featured in Modern Healthcare

Everyone's aware that California is in the middle of a fiscal crisis, one that worsens by the week as legislators continually fail to pass a budget now months overdue. This means low-income seniors and their families are quickly losing their safety nets for health care services.

The George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers was featured in this month's issue to illustrate the extent of the issue and to also discuss low-interest loans being given to facilities that have been hit hard by state cuts and the economy.

Here's just a sample:

For officials at the George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers, one of eight organizations to receive a no-interest California loan, the delay comes as no surprise after California's repeated failure in recent years to settle up on time. But this year, the suspended Medicaid payments have compounded financial stress from the prolonged economic downturn, says Kelly Focht, the organization's chief executive.

Article: Hanging on in California