Perhaps I am jaded . . . . How is this news? The sky is blue grass is green, and skid row absorbs all the people you would rather have unseen. When I saw this picture my first reaction was to note how clean the sidewalk is there. Out side my office door someone just vomited and 8 people are asleep.
Long Term Skilled Nursing places have to keep you if you have no family and no where to go – even if you have no way to pay.
They cross their fingers and pray you get sick and go to the hospital for more than 3 days so they can give your bed away. Hospitals know that and try to have you out in less than 3 days . . but when you are not, they have to have a discharge plan.
Because of the food and shelter available here on the row, hospitals and SNF’s justify leaving people here.