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 may need to close their doors for financial reasons.
1. From WSBTV.com (Georgia)—State Seeks to Shut Down Personal Care Facility
Name: Tara Plantation
Classification: Assisted living facility (Georgia Department of Community Health listing)
Location: 440 Tribble Gap Road, Cumming, Georgia
Number of Beds: Licensed for 90 beds
Owner/Operator: Assisted Living Concepts
Situation: The Georgia Department of Community Health wants to revoke the facility’s operating license after a surprise visit revealed inadequate staffing and poor caregiver screening practices.
Residents: Still in the facility.
Name: Brookhaven Medical Care Facility
Classification: Nursing Home (Two-star Medicare.gov rating)
Location: 1890 Apple Ave., Muskegon, Michigan
Number of Beds: 190 (Medicare & Medicaid certified)
Owner/Operator: Muskegon County
Situation: The nursing home is losing money each year and is requiring increasingly larger county appropriations, reaching nearly $1 million in 2011. The county is considering privatizing the facility, but believes its presence in the community is necessary.
Residents: Still in facility, but declining census.
3. From the Helena Independent Record (Montana)—State Shuts Down Nursing Home Portion of Health Center
Name: Broadwater Health Center Nursing Home
Classification: Nursing Home (Montana Department of Health and Human Services listing)
Location: 110 N. Oak Street, Townsend, Montana
Number of Beds: 35 (lost Medicare & Medicaid licensing)
Owner/Operator: Townsend Health Systems, Inc.
Situation: The Montana Department of Health and Human Services ordered the nursing home to close last Saturday, saying that it had found “serious deficiencies” during a June 12 audit that put residents’ health and safety in “immediate jeopardy.” CMS told the facility on June 28 that it would lose its Medicaid and Medicare licensing after Friday.
Residents: They’ve been transitioning out of the nursing home; some are in temporary locations.
4. From The News-Gazette (Illinois)—Voters May Decide Future of Financially Troubled Champaign County Nursing Home
Name: Champaign County Nursing Home
Classification: Nursing Home (Illinois Department of Public Health listing, facility ID 6001630)
Location: 500 S. Art Bartell Drive, Urbana, Illinois
Number of Beds: 204 skilled nursing beds; 39 intermediate beds. Medicare/Medicaid licensed beds: 127; 56 are Medicaid-only licensed, and 60 are Medicare-only licensed.
Owner/Operator: Champaign County
Situation: The county nursing home is in financial distress, and the county board members may allow local voters to decide the facility’s fate. Voters will be asked if they’re willing to increase the current property tax to subsidize the nursing home, or an alternative of selling or leasing the facility to a private entity.
Residents: In facility.