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Resource ID: #20530
Subject: Elderly
Source: Wall Street Journal (New York)
Affiliation: 
Date: 5-Jun-00

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According to the article, "With an estimated 2.5 million Americans now residing in nursing homes or assisted-living centers, more and more families are learning a hard lesson: A move to a long-term care facility isn't always forever. For reasons that are sometimes sound and perfectly legal--and sometimes capricious and unwarranted--providers can initiate what the industry calls an 'involuntary transfer or discharge' to move residents from their quarters."

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