Buncombe County, North Carolina pay for South Carolina's elderly | citizen-times.com | Asheville Citizen-Times

ASHEVILLE — Taking care of former South Carolina residents who come to live in homes for the elderly or mentally ill is costing Buncombe County and state taxpayers thousands of dollars, county officials say.

In some cases, residents are recruited from South Carolina hospitals by what are called adult care homes, county officials told Buncombe County commissioners.

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