Nursing home in Armour to shut down soon

ARMOUR, S.D.(WNAX)- The nursing home in Armour will be closing soon, joining a growing list of similar facilities that have shut down in the last few years.

Representative Ryan Cwach of Yankton says he is concerned there will be more closures.

Cwach says the legislature has been increasing the share of Medicaid money dedicated to nursing homes.

Cwach says a different approach from state government is needed.

Cwach has sponsored bills in the past two legislative sessions that would have made it easier for people to buy long term care insurance. Those bills didn’t make it out of committee. He says if he is re-elected, he will bring similar bills again next year.