New York Hospital May Move Nursing Home Into Bigger Digs
Auburn Community Hospital is one step closer to moving its Finger Lakes Center nursing home into a currently vacant skilled nursing facility (SNF) in Sennett, N.Y. The nursing home closed in 2015 after a merger with the Mercy Health & Rehabilitation Center in nearby Auburn.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation late Monday authorizing the SNF’s purchase, according to Auburnpb.com.
If allowed to move into the SNF, the hospital would expand its private bed capacity and have more room for future expansion.
Miami Jewish Health Plans New SNF
Miami Jewish Health has plans to build an 84-bed SNF at its Graham Cos. project in Miami Lakes, which is a suburb of Miami.
The company’s CEO, Jeffrey Friemark, told the South Florida Business Journal the new nursing home would include an assisted living community.
Construction: In progress
Nursing Home Plans Switch to Assisted Living
A nursing home in Middleton, Wisconsin, is converting its 44 beds from skilled nursing to assisted living.
Attic Angel Place will stop taking Medicare payments for its skilled nursing care on Dec. 1, reported the Chippewa Herald. The switch may be part of a larger a nationwide trend of converting skilled nursing beds to assisted living.
SNF Poised to Open Soon in Texas
A new 120-bed long-term care and therapy SNF is poised to open soon in Killeen, Texas.
Killeen Nursing & Rehabilitation could open within three weeks, according to the Killeen Daily Herald. The facility will offer skilled nursing and rehab services along with physical, occupational and speech therapy.
Written by Tim Regan