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When Patrick Arbore first volunteered to work at the San Francisco Suicide Prevention hotline in 1973, he noticed that many of the callers were not suicidal. They were just older people who were lonely, isolated and in need of somebody to talk to.

The loss of a person’s mobility can create a challenging state of affairs, both for the affected individual and those who love and care for them. Whether someone loses the ability to walk or becomes unable to drive a car, the sudden loss of autonomy can cause a range of emotions, including isolation, sadness, anger and frustration.

An expanded statewide waiver program aims to keep 10,000 MediCal recipients out of nursing homes by allowing them to receive treatment at home or in a community setting.