In April, a court ordered a dementia patient to go to Western State, which has 800 beds hospital in Lakewood, Pierce County. Because of the facility’s bed and staff shortage, the man hasn’t been admitted and instead has been held in a general hospital.
In April, a court ordered a dementia patient to go to Western State, which has 800 beds hospital in Lakewood, Pierce County. Because of the facility’s bed and staff shortage, the man hasn’t been admitted and instead has been held in a general hospital. Dean J. Koepfler dkoepfler@thenewstribune.com
In April, a court ordered a dementia patient to go to Western State, which has 800 beds hospital in Lakewood, Pierce County. Because of the facility’s bed and staff shortage, the man hasn’t been admitted and instead has been held in a general hospital. Dean J. Koepfler dkoepfler@thenewstribune.com

Showdown at Western State puts spotlight on dementia

June 27, 2016 01:22 PM

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