Nursing homes in Salem & Florence latest to be closed

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- Nursing homes in Salem and Florence are joining the list of those that have closed or soon will.

Representative Ryan Cwach of Yankton says current policy is not working.

Cwach says he has backed bills that could help refinance nursing homes.

Cwach says they have to rethink the entire system.

At least a dozen nursing homes, mostly in rural areas, have closed over the past five years.