Assisted living facility in Forrest City plans March closure

Forrest City owner raps rate of Medicaid reimbursement

Residents Ken Fishman (left), 81, and Esther Wallach (right), 82, hold hands at an assisted living facility in Coral Gables, Fla., in this Jan. 12, 2021 file photo. (AP/Lynne Sladky)
Residents Ken Fishman (left), 81, and Esther Wallach (right), 82, hold hands at an assisted living facility in Coral Gables, Fla., in this Jan. 12, 2021 file photo. (AP/Lynne Sladky)


Citing rising costs and a stagnant Medicaid reimbursement rate, an assisted living facility in Forrest City has notified its residents and the state that it will close its doors on March 8.

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