St. Louis Public Radio News
9:03 am
Fri May 9, 2003

City Nursing Home Closes Today

St. Louis, MO – St. Louis' only city-operated nursing home will close Friday when its final resident moves out. Officials at the Harry S Truman Restorative Center says the last remaining resident will leave the home willingly. But a minister says the man had been trying to stay.

The man is the last of about 160 residents being moved to about 25 different facilities. The city announced in March that it would close the 36-year old facility, saying it could no longer afford to run it.

The city sends $2.5 million a year to the center and says tens of millions in repairs are needed.