Closing of nursing homes leads to need for more long-term care options

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- The closing of more nursing homes is focusing the need for more long-term care options.

Representative Ryan Cwach of Yankton says with few choices, long term care costs are soaring.

Cwach says finding workers for nursing homes is also becoming a critical issue.

Cwach says its very difficult to get long term care insurance.

Cwach says if he is reelected in November, he plans to bring some long-term care insurance options back to the legislature.