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'It was a scary thing.' Hospital dumps senior at homeless shelter. He's not the first

Jan 08, 2018 - Sacramento Bee (California)

Arlan Lewis, nearly 78 years old and hobbled by arthritis in his right hip, remembers feeling disoriented when a taxi dropped him in front of Sacramento's Union Gospel Mission one afternoon last month.

He had just been discharged from Woodland Memorial Hospital, about 20 miles away, where he had spent more than a week undergoing psychiatric evaluations after sheriff's deputies picked him up in Carmichael as a potential danger to himself or others.

Lewis, a former cook who recently ...