The borough-based Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey may feel the pinch.
For the second time in recent months, the Red Bank Council has contracted services to Monmouth County in an effort to cut costs.
The governing body last night approved a plan to consolidate its restaurant inspections, healthcare for shut-ins and other health-related services under a single contract with the Monmouth County Health Department.
Borough Administrator Stanley Sickels says the change will save Red Bank $90,000 a year.
The deal would impact the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Jersey, which has its headquarters in town and now provides nursing services to the elderly and indigent under a contract that was to have cost the borough $33,000 this year. Under the change, the VNA would continue to provide those services, but under a contract negotiated by the county, Sickels says.
"These are desperate times, and we're looking to save money any way we can," he tells redbankgreen.