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Patient access to local nursing homes limited

As of last week, patient access to all six skilled nursing homes for long-term care in Humboldt County has been limited or cut off, according to state Department of Health Care Services and local elder care officials. The result? Families are being presented with the choice to put ailing loved ones into assisted-living facilities without medical care, take them back into their own homes or send them to nursing homes as far away as Santa Rosa.