Tough times for rural rest homes
Tuesday 7 December 2004
Residential Care NZ says less Govt funding putting pressure on rural rest homes
By The LandlordA group representing residential care providers predicts smaller rest homes in rural communities are facing difficult times, as Government funding dwindles.
A public meeting was held at the Pahiatua Town Hall last night to discuss the future of the Waireka Home, a 56-bed facility.
It has provided longterm hospital care for the elderly alongside its rest home services since Pahiatua Hospital closed in 1999.
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