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Thank you for visiting the website of the families of 43 profoundly brain-damaged individuals cared for at Seven Hills Pediatric Center at Groton, MA. Our goal is to inform you of a decade-old court action that will have life-threatening effects on our loved-ones.
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As parents of these individuals we are protesting the state’s plan to move the majority of them to small group homes as required by the Rolland Settlement. In brief, the settlement states that by 2012, the state must create 640 new community placement slots for individuals with mental disabilities and transition that number of current nursing home residents into them. The facts are that the individuals at Seven Hills Pediatric Center differ from those that might benefit from the settlement. These individuals need the round-the-clock care provided now to meet their serious medical conditions, and their capacities are such that their quality of life cannot be improved by having them cared for in smaller groups. None of them can not talk or walk and all have a mental age of less than one year. Their fragile lives have been sustained thanks to the care-givers at Seven Hills. Their families believe that state-mandated placement changes to so-called group homes are likely to have tragic consequences.





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