When patients begin their time with New Beginnings, one of their first questions is “How long will this take?”

But by the time they’ve gone through the geriatric program at Massac Memorial Hospital that helps seniors cope with several issues, “most don’t want to leave because they feel that we’re their family and they can get more support from us than they do from family,” said New Beginnings manager Kim Abell, LCSW.

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