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Assisted living center accused of moving resident to homeless shelter

April 12, 2018
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An assisted living center in Southern California is facing serious allegations. CBS News reports a diabetic man who uses a wheelchair claims the center dumped him on Skid Row.

Ronald Anderson says he was recently kicked out of the nursing facility and was dropped off in front of the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles with just his wheelchair. 

"It's soul crushing. What are you gonna do? You can't get help. You're in a homeless shelter now and you can't take care of yourself. It's just dehumanizing," said Anderson. "I told them I can't survive in a homeless shelter. I can't take care of myself in a homeless shelter. I've been in one before and they didn't care. They said, 'We can do it. We are sending you.'"

On Monday, the shelter rented Anderson a hospital bed because he can't lay flat on an air mattress.Anderson, 51, says he has insurance and lived at Avalon Villa Care Center for more than a year. He doesn't understand why he was abandoned at a homeless shelter. 

Read the full story at CBS News.

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