Piatt County nursing home will get more funding thanks to an election ballot question

On Tuesday night, the residents and staff of the Piatt County Nursing Home held an impromptu party after learning that Piatt County voters approved a ballot question increasing funding. The ballot initiative proposed a new property tax to help support the facility. Property taxes will increase by 10 cents per $100 of equalized assessed valuation. Money from the new tax will pay for remodeling, increasing the number of private rooms, and the addition of a new 30-unit assisted living facility.

As we know, nursing home neglect is often blamed on under-funding which contributes to low staffing levels. It looks like the voters in Piatt County wanted to avoid such under-funding in their area and took appropriate action to do so.

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