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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