Deal lets former Hollywood stars stay put, for now

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A nursing home and hospital that cares for Hollywood's former actors may get an extended run after all.

The Motion Picture and Television Fund reached a tentative agreement Wednesday with Providence Health & Services that will let the fund's nursing home and hospital—which serves Hollywood film industry veterans—remain open. The facilities are based in Woodland Hills, CA.

The facility was scheduled to close in 2009 because of a $10 million budget shortfall. Under the latest agreement, Providence Health & Services would sign a long-term lease with the fund to operate both facilities and take on their financial responsibilities. Additionally, Providence will add services to the facility that will be open to more of the general public.

The center's dementia unit, Harry's Haven, named after Kirk Douglas' father, will also stay open. However, Harry's Haven and the skilled nursing home will continue to serve entertainment industry veterans exclusively.
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