City Council hopes to keep nursing home open in future

A public meeting was held on Monday, April 18 to discuss the closure of Avantara Ipswich nursing home at the end of May 2022.

"It's not going to be easy," City Council member Mike Hammrich told the audience at a public meeting Monday night. But if the community works as a family it can be saved.

Hammrich said when the Selby nursing home faced closure the community worked to keep it open as a community facility.

Three things have to happen first:

1. They have to have an inspectation of the facility, which was built in 1970. Hammrich said they already know the building needs a new roof and the b...


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