Turnaround Tuesday—Troubled or Closing Senior Care Facilities

Here’s a list of possible turnaround opportunities for senior care facilities, ranging from troubled facilities that have lost Medicare/Medicaid licensing, to ones that have been shut down by the state, to places that plan to close their doors voluntarily for various reasons. 

From SCNow.com—Troubled S.C. Assisted Living Facility Closing Its Doors

Place: Magnolia Gardens Assisted Living Home


Classification: Assisted living facility (S.C. DHEC license listing)

Location: 1108 North Main Street, Marion, South Carolina

Number of licensed beds: 90


Date reported: April 17

Situation: Owner said it will shut down the facility after employee & vendor complaint of nonpayment. The facility’s license was suspended earlier in the year following a Department of Health and Environmental Control inspection finding numerous violations; DHEC officials said in the article  the facility’s license has been suspended again, for reasons including absence of a functioning kitchen, inadequate training of staff, and financial issues.

Residents: Facility banned from admitting new residents, or readmitting former residents without DHEC approval. Residents transitioning out.

From GoErie.com—County Nursing Home Scheduled to Close by July 2014

Place: Pleasant Ridge Manor East

Classification: Nursing home (Pennsylvania Department of Health listing)

Location: 4728 Lake Pleasant Road, Erie, Pennsylvania

Number of Licensed Beds: 76 (Medicare & Medicaid certified)

Date reported: April 19

Situation: Consolidation; the county has another nursing home nearby. Facility is scheduled to close by July 2014.

Residents: Still in the nursing home; the county plans to transition residents into the county’s other nursing facility or other nursing homes. 

From Galesburg.com—Illinois Nursing Home Closing After Complaint Investigation

Place: Good Samaritan Nursing Home

Classification: Nursing home (Illinois Department of Public Health listing)

Location: 407 North Hebard Street, Knoxville, Illinois

Number of licensed “Intermediate” beds: 30 (all Medicaid licensed beds)

Date reported: April 20

Situation: Illinois Department of Public Health inspectors investigated a complaint that staff was not complying with procedures; inspectors found the facility failed to be effectively administered. Facility is closing.

Residents: Transitioning to other local facilities. 

From the Brattleboro Reformer—Inadequate Investigation After Complaints Shuts Down Vermont Nursing Home

Place: McGirr Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center

Classification: Nursing home (Vermont Division of Licensing and Protection listing)

Location: 33 Atkinson Street, Bellows Falls, Vermont

Number of licensed beds: 30 (all Medicare/Medicaid licensed beds)

Date reported: April 24

Situation: State is shutting down facility. McGirr received two “J tags” after state survey found multiple deficiencies. The facility’s follow-up investigation and actions fixed some deficiencies, but another state survey revealed more representing “immediate jeopardy” to residents; the state Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living found McGirr had committed Medicare and Medicaid violations. 

Residents: Facility has been ordered to relocated residents and close its doors; owner is appealing survey findings and will seek to reopen and accept patients.

From The Spokesman-Review—Two Washington Senior Care Facilities to Close After Bleeding Money

Place: Lincoln County Hospital and Nursing Home (only the nursing home) and Vista Manor Assisted Living

Classification: Nursing home; Assisted living facility

Location: 10 Nichols Street, Davenport, Washington; 700 SE Brace Street, Wilbur, Washington

Number of licensed beds: 35 (nursing home); 14 (assisted living facility)

Date reported: April 26

Situation: Closing due to financial problems.

Residents: Hospital administrator says residents will be moved into other facilities.

From UpperMichigansSource.com—Michigan Nursing Home Cited with Immediate Jeopardy, State Takes Over

Place: Josephson Nursing Home

Classification: Nursing home (Medicare.gov listing)

Location: 634 East Ayer Street, Ironwood, Michigan

Number of licensed beds: 47 (Medicare and Medicaid certified)

Date reported: April 20

Situation: Licensing officials said the facility couldn’t meet payroll, lacked a licensed administrator, and was recently cited by the state with “immediate jeopardy” as 21 of its 24 Medicaid residents weren’t receiving adequate care.

Residents: A relocation team is working to transfer residents to other facilities. 

From NewsObserver.com—North Carolina Nursing Home Hopes to Fix Issues, Regain Federal Funding

Place: Blue Ridge Health Care Center

Classification: Nursing home (N.C. Department of Health & Human Services listing)

Location: 3830 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, North Carolina

Number of licensed beds: 134 (54 are Medicare only; the rest are both Medicare and Medicaid certified)

Date reported: April 29

Situation: The facility is not closing; however, it lost its eligibility to get Medicare and Medicaid funds and was ordered to not admit any new patients after the state conducted a survey in early April and cited conditions constituting “immediate jeopardy and substandard quality of care.”

Residents: The facility’s manager plans to remain open and doesn’t want to relocate residents.