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Vetoed funds for adult care centers could leave seniors with few options
California Watch

Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of services designed to keep senior citizens in their homes could force elderly Californians to seek help in nursing homes, mental health facilities or hospital emergency rooms, advocates predicted yesterday.

On Monday, Brown vetoed a bill [PDF] that would have provided $85 million of in-home and community services for the elderly. The new funding was designed as a partial replacement to the $169 million Adult Day Health Care program that was cut from the state budget this year.