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The Shut Out: Why have Humboldt County’s skilled nursing facilities stopped accepting patients

According to a statement from St. Joseph’s Hospital, the organization that owns five of the six local skilled nursing facilities recently informed the hospital that the facilities would no longer accept its patients. The company also severed its contract with the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), leaving the program with nowhere in-county to place clients with needs too great to remain at home.

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