$n$ Budget cuts not healthy for seniors, judge says


The state of Washington recently took a large step backward in the care of aging adults, experts believe.

Last week, a federal judge appeared to feel the same, issuing a temporary restraining order against the Department of Social and Health Services on behalf of two dozen state residents, including six from Southeastern Washington.

The action was in response to deep budget cuts to the state's Adult Day Health program, which provides assistance to seniors in their own homes or adult family homes.

For more of this story, see Friday's Union-Bulletin.


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