Colorado-based Vivage Senior Living announced its merger with Beecan Health Colorado, bringing together 42 skilled nursing communities under one integrated network of care.
That’s nearly 3,600 combined licensed beds across the state of Colorado, Vivage said in a statement. The companies chose to merge their Colorado footprint in order to reach more people in need of care across metropolitan and rural settings.
“One of the shortfalls that Vivage had over the years was, we didn’t have a lot of rural facilities … Beecan had a lot of rural communities, not as many down the I-25 corridor,” Vivage CEO Jay Moskowitz told Skilled Nursing News. “I think the two organizations coming together will have the strength and ability to really provide services and build programs out that are really needed for residents that live in Colorado.”
Vivage-Beecan will offer residents post-acute care, ventilator services, long-term care, behavioral health and memory care through their network.
“To Jay’s point we really cover the entire state,” said Beecan Health President Chaim Raskin of the merger. “We now have coverage across the entire state as far as placement and as far as specialty programs that we can develop in different locations.”
The news comes on the heels of Vivage divesting 11 skilled nursing properties in January across Colorado, Missouri and Wyoming – underfunded government programs and the continuing staffing shortage contributed to the company’s decision to consolidate resources.
Vivage currently operates and manages communities in Colorado and Wyoming, including Bluestem Village due to open this year in LaJunta, Co. Vivage’s sister company Wellage Senior Communities operates senior living, assisted living and memory care communities.
Beecan Health is based in Glendale, Calif., and provides services to skilled nursing facilities, assisted living and other sectors between California, Colorado and New Mexico.