MODESTO — The DMC Foundation's adult day health care program, Miller's Place, closed last week because of financial problems. Officials could not be reached for comment.
The Alzheimer's day care facility for which the clients' families paid $35 per day privately was the only one of its kind serving Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Tuolumne counties, DMC Foundation Executive Director Victor Montes said. And 49 full- and part-time employees are now out of work.
In March, Montes told The Bee that the foundation suffered from a number of financial problems, including the way the state now pays for services. Some clients failed to fill out the paperwork properly, costing the agency $20,000 for unreimbursed services. Montes said the foundation was $80,000 in the red, was two months behind on payroll taxes and was owed $25,000 by an insurance provider.
Also, the Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California in February moved out of the space it rented from the foundation, which lost $1,900 a month in rent income.