The medical day program costs $71 a day, she said, compared to $350 a day for a nursing home.
Although Tombarello believes the program is worth keeping, his two colleagues are skeptical. A final decision is not expected for several months.
Chairman Katharin Pratt of Hampton and Coyle have said the program is expensive to maintain when only two dozen people benefit and outside agencies could provide a similar service.
“Our first concern is, it’s a pretty big number for only 24 families who use it,” Coyle said. “I continue to look out for taxpayers as a whole, not just 24 families.”