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Displaced Good Samaritan seniors moved again

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — Dozens of seniors who lived at Good Samaritan are unpacking once again.

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For some, it’s the third, fourth or fifth time they’ve been moved since Hurricane Ian hit Central Florida. Now they’re settling in at Westgate Resort Towers.

Some evacuated to one or two shelters or headed to places like the Red Lion on FEMA’s dime after that. Now they’re calling the place home for at least the month.

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Some nursing home patients were able to return to Good Samaritan already. But for many, it could be months if not a year before they have a chance to return.

Osceola County Commissioner Peggy Choudry said the county is still working with sponsors and local groups to figure out what the plan will be to extend their stay there, or somewhere else after the 30 days are up, but it’s going to take time.

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The attorney general’s office also visited with the displaced seniors Thursday as they begin the early steps of the investigating the situation.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.