Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Foreclosure Forces Four Washington Seniors From Assisted Living Adult Home

In Marysville, Washington, HeraldNet.com reports:
  • One adult family home has been closed by foreclosure and the state Department of Social and Health Services has warned residents at a second nearby adult family home that theirs could face a similar fate. Both homes are owned by the same couple, Dean and Shirley Wicka of Everett, who say they plan to appeal the state’s actions.


  • The two men and two women who were being cared for at the adult family home ranged in age from their late 70s to their 90s, [Department of Social and Health Services spokesperson Pat] Jennings said. Last week, they and their family members were notified that they had several days to move and all four have now left, she said. When the house was foreclosed on last month, a sheriff’s deputy was sent to the house with an order of eviction effective Aug. 3, she said. He discovered that it was an adult family home and called DSHS. Dean Wicka said the patients cried when they were forced to leave. Five staff members lost their jobs, he said.

For more, see State closes Marysville adult family home after foreclosure.

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