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County, hospitals team up to reduce seniors’ ER visits
Sacramento Bee - Anita Creamer

Jean Friedman knows the case well: A 77-year-old Sacramento woman repeatedly showed up disoriented and confused at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center’s emergency room. Three times she required hospitalization. “Her family was more and more concerned,” said Friedman, Kaiser’s Sacramento and Roseville medical social work manager. “She was nasty and paranoid with them, so they were starting to stay away.