Ciena Opens $16.5M Facility in Michigan; Former Kindred SNF to Become Substance-Use Facility

Ciena Healthcare’s newest skilled nursing facility in Westland, Mich., is ready to take patients after several years of construction.

Hometown Life first reported on the facility’s opening. The new SNF, the Regency of Westland, will replace Ciena’s Camelot Hall Convalescent Center in Livonia, Mich., with patients at the latter expected to move into the Regency around Christmas.

The Regency has 50 private suites, 22 semi-private ones, and 10 bariatric suites. It will take both short-term and long-term patients in need of SNF care.

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The new facility represents an investment of about $16.5 million; it is expected to bring more than 200 jobs to the city, according to Hometown Life.

Helios Markets Wisconsin SNF to Help N.J. Investor Exit the State

An 87-bed SNF in West Salem, Wis., was sold by a Lakewood, N.J. investor looking to divest its last facility in the Badger State as part of a multi-stage strategy to focus on markets closer to its location.

The Chicago-based Helios Healthcare Advisors facilitated the transaction, which saw the facility sold to a provider of short-term post-acute rehabilitation and long-term care with a portfolio of more than 29 skilled nursing facilities across four Midwest states.

Addiction Treatment Company Eyes Shuttered Massachusetts SNF

ARK Behavioral Health has proposed converting the closed Kindred-Tower SNF in Canton, Mass., into a substance use treatment facility, The Patriot Ledger reported. The building was one of five nursing homes shut down by Kindred Healthcare in 2018.

The Quincy, Mass.-based ARK has filed for a special permit under Canton’s new bylaws, which permit such facilities in areas zoned for industrial use, the publication reported. The facility, if approved, would be able to help up to 160 patients at a time.

The plans for the facility, which would be renamed Bedrock Recovery Center, include a dedicated space for treating about 40 to 50 first responders, which according to the company have been underserved in New England for addiction treatment. It would only take patients who voluntarily seek treatment, The Patriot Ledger noted.

The new facility would have one nurse per 16 patients, though overall staffing would be roughly one staff member for every four patients. Patients would be charged about $1,000 a day out of pocket if insurance does not cover their treatment.

Closed Medical Building Auctioned to Private SNF Company

The former Brookhaven Medical Care Facility in Muskegon County, Mich., was auctioned off to a private nursing home company: Apple Avenue Healthcare LLC.

MLive first reported the news.

The LLC submitted the highest offer – $900,000 – out of four bidders in an auction process that started last month, according to a copy of the pending purchase agreement cited by MLive. The final purchase price will be $945,000, subject to adjustment based on earnest money or prorated closing costs, according to that agreement.

Apple Avenue does not have a registered business license, though county documents cited by MLive indicate it operates nursing facilities in Detroit and Indiana. The company will use the Brookhaven site as a nursing facility, according to a request submitted to the county board by Muskegon County public works director Matt Farrar, MLive reported.

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