SentosaCare Takes Over Virginia Facility; $11M Illinois Nursing Home Sale Drags On

SentosaCare Takes Over Virginia Nursing Home

The former Avante Nursing Home in Waynesboro, Va., is now owned by Webster, N.Y.-based SentosaCare, as of June 1, The News Virginian reported on August 18.

The change in ownership came as part of a 10-facility Avante sale announced earlier this year, John Harnack, vice president of human resources for The Avante Group, told the publication. He said Avante wants to focus on Florida; the company is based in Hollywood, Fla., and has 13 skilled nursing facilities and assisted living facilities in that state.

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The nursing home is now known as Curis at Waynesboro. The site was purchased by Curis at Waynesboro Property Company for $10.4 million in mid-June, The News Virginian reported, citing Waynesboro city assessment records.

Avante notified the Virginia Employment Commission with Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Notices for its facilities in Waynesboro, Harrisonburg, Lynchburg and Roanoke, Va., but Waynesboro officials said they are not aware of any layoffs.

Harnack told the publication that the WARN notices are required when more than 100 employees are involved and that “Curis accepted the vast majority of all our employees for all the facilities.”

$22.4M Long-Term Care Facility in Wisconsin Expected to Open Next Year

The Waupun Christian Home and Rehabilitation Center in Waupun, Wis., is scheduled to open in early 2019, the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen reported.

The $22.4 million complex will be about 105,000 square feet and offer short-term therapy and specialized care for acute or chronic health conditions, according to the project’s page on the website of SSM Health. Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction Inc. is the architect for the project.

Potential Buyers File Bid to Purchase Champaign County Nursing Home

Extended Care Clinical LLC and Altitude Health Services Inc., both in Evanston, Ill., filed an application to a state review board to purchase the Champaign County Nursing Home, The News-Gazette reported. The application will likely be considered at the next session of the board on October 30.

The nursing home has considerable debts and earlier this year lost a potential lease to non-profit behavioral health provider Rosecrance Health Network.

The Champaign County Board approved the sale of the nursing home for $11 million this past May, and county officials had expected to transfer the property to the new owners at the end of July.

Written by Maggie Flynn

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