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Couple at center of November homicide may have fallen into resource 'gap'

Midland Care provides the PACE program in Douglas County They also offer the Day Center on Perry Street, for the elderly or disabled person to have care during the day while their loved one works during the day.

Taking care of an aging or disabled individual at home is a huge commitment and I'm thankful for these programs that can help. It is a shame that insurances kick in the $$ when they go to a facility, but not when they are at home.

The cost to the government (taxpayers) is SO much higher when care is delivered through a facility. Never mind the price the individual has to pay by being in a lonely, isolated place away from their family and familiar surroundings.

Those that work at long-term care facilities, please don't take offense, I'm sure you do a fantastic job, but nothing is better than home and family (for most, anyhow).

November 17, 2013 at 2:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )