Two years ago, Donna Mateer lost her grip on reality. She was living in a San Francisco board and care home, a private dwelling that provides limited care for small groups of the mentally disabled. Residents can come and go as they please, and are cooked for and cleaned up after by attendants who usually aren't certified nurses or doctors. Despite their freedom, board and care facilities have some house rules: Residents must be well enough to regularly take their psychiatric drugs, and not present a danger to... More >>>