Palo Alto Care Center To Close; Cites State Cuts to Medi-Cal
Casa Olga Intermediate Care Facility in Palo Alto, Calif., will close in three months because of cuts to the Medi-Cal program. The facility provides psychiatric care to 88 residents, all of whom are covered by Medi-Cal and cannot live independently but do not require high-level care provided by skilled nursing homes. The closing comes because of a 5% cut to such programs in last year's state budget.
- "Care Center To CloseÂ -- Budget Cuts Cited" (Colliver, San Francisco Chronicle, 8/24).
- "Palo Alto Nursing Facility To Close; Owners Blame State Cuts" (Oremus, San Jose Mercury News, 8/22).