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When Home And Health Are Just Out of Reach


Donna Giron navigates the hallways of her Barberton, Ohio nursing home. She says she doesn’t belong there and is waiting for a new home. (Photo by Sarah Jane Tribble)

Donna Giron is frail. She has Crohn’s disease and uses a wheelchair to get around because walking exhausts her.

But she doesn’t want to be in the nursing home where she has lived since May.

Giron, 65, is looking to rent a small house in the industrial town in the Cleveland suburbs where she grew up. Using federal funds from a special project, thousands of elderly and disabled nursing home residents have been able to move into their own homes in recent years.

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This story was produced in partnership with NPR, Kaiser Health News, and WCPN.

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