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South Carolina officials told Brandie Makrin that something traumatic had to happen to her 21-year-old autistic son before he could get the help he needed.
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"I worked with a lot of seniors facing a tremendous amount of stress and housing insecurity and, you know, deciding between feeding your pets, yourself, or paying your rent," said one Bay Area director of senior housing.
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Many Bay Area seniors worry about how they can afford to live out their retirement years here — and they have reason for concern.
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Many seniors in the Bay Area are already struggling to make ends meet, and it’s about to get a whole lot worse.
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Experts urge people to think now about the type of care they want in the future.
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Emily DeRuy reported this story while participating in the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism’s 2021 California Fellowship. Other work by her includes: COVID forced Bay Area families to make agonizing elder-care decisions. Is there a fix? Getting older doesn’t have to be scary. Things to con
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Friendship Line California relieves loneliness for older adults isolated at home. That makes it easier to stay there.
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Some were more well-known to the public than others but ‘they were all well-known to us and loved by us,’ said Bob Beitcher, president and CEO of the Motion Picture and Television Fund.
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From extreme loneliness to heart problems to vision impairment, how does living without a home affect or contribute to these conditions as a person ages?
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Stories of abuse or serious neglect in nursing homes make headlines, but patients and consumer advocates are trying to bring attention to overarching issues and push for a better system.

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