Riverdale resident Una Roskind, 79, entered Schervier Nursing Care Center in January to rehabilitate her broken back. For two months, she received therapy on the first floor and started walking again as a result of the therapy she received. Then, she said, she was told she had reached a plateau and would have to be moved to the third floor where she would live as a long-term care resident.

The family appealed the decision, but lost. Ms. Roskind decided to stay at Schervier but the transfer meant Medicare would no longer pay for her care and Ms. Roskind would have to pay on her own. read more

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