Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Nursing Home Not Accepting Deaf-Blind

The New England Homes for the Deaf is no longer accepting deaf and blind clients because of state budget cuts. It's one of only two facilities of its kind in the country, offering specialized nursing home care and assisted living for the deaf-blind. Ironically, in 1925 Helen Keller played a direct role in getting the New England Home for Deaf Mutes to the Danvers, Massachusetts location. The board of the nursing home has asked the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind for more help.