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'Heartbreaking': Seattle's Homeless are Getting Sicker and Shelters are Struggling to Keep Up

As baby boomers age, many are finding themselves in a system not set up for late-life care, without anywhere else to go.

June 27, 2019

Seattle's homeless population is aging, and along with age come health problems. Hughes Daniels is one of many sick homeless persons living in a shelter not equipped to handle his health care needs.



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