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Fate of Moline Adult Day Care In Jeopardy Again

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Intouch Adult Day Services
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The fate of an adult care center in Moline is once again uncertain. Last month, Help at Home offered to take over services at Intouch Adult Day Care on the Avenue of the Cities. But this week, the state of Illinois denied the agency's application.  

Sarah Ritter has the story.
Summary

Last month, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois, or LSSI, announced it had to cut almost half its staff and programs due to the state budget stalemate. Help at Home offered to take over its in-home services, and hired over 600 employees across the state, including 40 from Intouch in Moline. 

But CEO Ron Ford says Illinois has rejected Help at Home's proposal to take over the day care services at Intouch. 

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He's not sure why it was rejected.

That means, in Moline, 70 employees could lose their jobs and 250 people could lose daily services.


Intouch Program Director, Sharon Patten, says LSSI has been talking to Addus HealthCare, which operates adult day centers in 24 states. 

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She's hopeful Addus will take over.

Patten says if the state of Illinois does not allow Addus HealthCare to take over the adult day services, Intouch will close by Friday.