Adult Day Care Center Closes Its Doors Due To Budget Cuts

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) —

A health center that seniors and adults with disabilities rely on has closed its doors permanently due to budget cuts.

Today is goodbye at the Robertson Center, and while some may not realize it, it is written on the faces of the employees and families.

“This day is the closure to a great journey that my mom has had here,” says Lisa Daggs.

Lisa Daggs brought her mother, Ilene, to the Robertson Adult Day Center for more than two years, after two strokes.

“It’s sad because we’ve learned have a nice friend here,” says Daggs.

But the days of fun and rehab have come to an end, and after 25 years the Robertson Center is closing its doors, citing a lack of state funds.

“It’s been underfunded for many years and the owner had been contributing his own dollars out of pocket,” said Lydia Missaelides, California Association for Adult Day Services.

And this will likely not be the last adult day care center to close its doors. The Association for Adult Day Care expects at least half to close due to budget cuts.

“There’s no way that these centers can continue to do the same work they do today for the same people with half the money.  Its simple math,” explained Missaelides.

So now the question to these people is after the hugs: Where do they go tomorrow?

 

Comments

One Comment

  1. Mike says:

    Quit spending money educating, medicating and incarcerating illegal aliens and you would have money to take care of Americans with disabilities!

  2. RAYNA says:

    ROBERTSONS ADHC WAS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK. I’VE ENJOYED TAKING CARE OF ALL THE PARTICPANTS THEIR…THEY ALL HAVE DIFFERENT CHALLENGES…BUT THEY ALL SMILED ANYWAY. THEY BRIGHTENED OUR DAY. I BELIEVE A GREAT DISERVICE WAS DONE TODAY TO THESE PEOPLE. I WOULD CHALLENGE THE MEDIA TO DO A FOLLOW UP ON THESE PEOPLE TO SEE IN WHAT WAYS THERE LIVES WILL BE CHANGED…..THEY WILL BE CHANGED.

  3. termite says:

    I live in Stockton, but when they cut programs for the Seniors it hurts everywhere. If they want to make budget cuts let be against all those illegals that have come here to have babies so they can claim U. S citizenship for the kids. And reap benefits from welfare ,while kicking out our Senior to fend for themselves. Its time to end this free bus ride and save our Seniors.

  4. thinktwice says:

    Maybe the seniors with think first before voting democrate again…….

    1. termite says:

      Think twice , its not about Democrat’s its about the economy , and there was a Republican President in office when this all started , so take your Republican head head out of your ??? and flush it out . Also the Terminator was in office , and he is a Repub. that didn’t get anything worth while done as promised, I won’t take any money from special interest groups ,Sure ! . AND HE WON”T BE BACK !

      1. Getaclue says:

        The disaster of the current economy began with the housing crisis. The housing crisis was created by the Democrats, including Bill Clinton and Barney Frank who put pressure on Freddy Mac and Fannie Mae to easy lending requirements because “Everyone deserves a home”…. even though they couldn’t afford it. The easing on the restrictions, credit checks, income checks, past history etc. allowed people who could not afford a home, to purchase one. All was good until the adjustable mortgages and balloon payments began. The Democrats put pressure on banks to ease lending restrictions and were threaten with being labeled “Racist” if they did not. The democrats created and now are continuing to keep the economy in a mess.

    2. conserver1 says:

      Democrats sold homes to Republicans? Republicans like Tom Sullivan who wont pay thier loans?

  5. Mace says:

    Getaclue….

    GET A CLUE!!! U sound very stoopid! LOL People like u make the world go round!!!

    1. Matt says:

      The world is SUPPOSED to go round so it sounds like you agree with GET A CLUE. Maybe YOU are the stoopid one!!!

  6. Lisa says:

    Dem or Republican, once again, the people who get the cuts are the very ones who can least afford it and don’t have the resources to fight back.Sad. Very sad.

    1. Matt says:

      It’s not the governments job to take care of you. That is your job, your family, maybe church…but not the governments job.

      1. Marry says:

        Oh yes it is!!! We pay taxes and I want the government to help people, not bomb and destroy with our money.

  7. Mary says:

    Billions for bombs and profits for the rich who refuse to create more jobs and we as a nation tolerate this!!!!

  8. ubreedemwefeedem says:

    Good thing they didn’t cut funding to illegal Roaches, That would be just wrong!!

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