Debate on Long-Term Care in San Francisco Continues
KQED's "Radio News" on Monday reported on the debate over whether elderly and disabled San Francisco residents who cannot afford private care should reside at a rebuilt Laguna Honda Hospital, the city's long-term care facility, or have the option of home-based care.
The new facility is scheduled to open in 2009 and will replace the current, century-old building.
Disability rights advocates are suing San Francisco to get the city to redirect some funding for the $600 million new facility toward home-based care.
The segment includes comments from:
- Larry Funk, associate director of Laguna Honda;
- Arla Escontrias, director of community affairs at Laguna Honda;
- Herb Levine, executive director of San Francisco Independent Living Resource Center;
- Mitchell Katz, director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health; and
- A Laguna Honda resident and his attorney (Martin, "Radio News," KQED, 9/10).
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