May 22, 2015 1:14 PM

Advocate says Lakeview closure would be good for residents

The Associated Press

EFFINGHAM — An advocate for people with disabilities says the possible closure of a troubled New Hampshire facility for people with brain injuries would be positive for the center's residents.

Karen Rosenberg, a lawyer with the Disability Rights Center, says residents at Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center would find better treatment in community-based settings such as group homes.

Lakeview CEO Christopher Slover said in a statement this week that the state's decision to close Lakeview's special education school and bar any new admissions makes it impossible to continue operations. He says the center is looking for new ownership.

Two state investigations of Lakeview and the Department of Health and Human Services' oversight and licensing of the facility followed complaints filed by the Disability Rights Center. The state found chronic staffing problems and other deficiencies.


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