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Proposed nursing home worries existing facilities

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WENATCHEE — A proposal to build a 55-bed skilled nursing facility off Red Apple Road in Wenatchee has area nursing home administrators worried about their financial health.

“It may be the coup de grâce for all of us,” said Bill Dronen, administrator at the Cashmere Convalescent Center in Cashmere. “Skilled nursing care in this area is really struggling.”

The proposal would close the 55-bed skilled nursing facility called Regency Manor in Chelan, and move those beds to a new, single-story…

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