Nursing Home Closes in Pittsburg

We usually hear of nursing homes being shut down because of state violations, but a quality nursing home in Pittsburg is closing down for lack of money. Families of patients at Moores Nursing Home were notified this week that because of lack of operating funds, the home would close Friday and other living arrangements would have to be made.

The center operator says the state pulled Medicaid funding in August, and bank loans were turned down. State trustees say it was a top notch facility that took excellent care of the residents, but that's little consolation to Duncan Graham, who used his own money to keep the place going and give the patients a good home.

25 patients live at the home. 22 have been relocated to other homes while three more will be relocated Saturday.