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State Health Care Workers Step Up Efforts to Relocate Residents of Nursing Homes that Close
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 -- 10:22 am
Posted by Riley Hebert-News Director

(WRN) -State health care workers are stepping up efforts to relocate residents as more nursing homes close in Wisconsin.

As more and more nursing homes continue to close across the state, health care advocates are working to help ensure safe placements of residents. Jennifer Fischer with the Dane County Aging and Disability Resource Center says local A D R C groups are involved any time a facility is scheduled to close.

"They're very familiar with the resources in the community and know the different living situations."

Fischer says companies are supposed to give families thirty days notice before a closure so that residents can calmly transition into a new home.

"Because it can be very scary leaving a place where you potentially have lived for quite a period of time."

Fischer says that under state law, facilities have to give a month's notice before a closure so that advocacy groups and state agencies can help relocate the residents.

"You want to make sure that you're going to some place where you feel comfortable, and that it's a facility that's able to provide for your care needs."

If your loved one is in a nursing home that's closing, be sure to contact your local A D R C to get involved.

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