Looking Ahead to the Top Skilled Nursing Trends of 2019

We’ve made it to the end of 2018, which will likely go down as one of the most eventful years in the history of the long-term and post-acute care industry. Between the first round of Value-Based Purchasing penalties taking effect and the rapid rollout of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), it’s probably a safe bet […]

Receiver of 19 Skyline SNFs Proposes Closing Two Facilities

Black Hills Receiver LLC, the court-appointed receiver for 19 skilled nursing facilities in South Dakota that were operated by Skyline Healthcare and its affiliates, on Wednesday proposed a plan to close two of the facilities due to lack of funds. The earliest date the facilities — the Madison Care and Rehabilitation Center in Madison, S.D., and […]

Legacy Buys $5M Building in Illinois; Former Skyline Facility to Sell Soon

Legacy Healthcare Buys Elgin, Ill., SNF for $5M, Plans Millions in Renovations Legacy Healthcare purchased the Advocate Sherman West Court skilled rehabilitation and nursing facility in Elgin, Ill., and plans to invest $2 million in renovations, The Daily Herald reported. Most or all of the 75 staff members are expected to keep their jobs. The renovations […]

Skyline Costs State $475K After Forced Skilled Nursing Takeovers

The state of Pennsylvania is set to pay Complete HealthCare Resources $475,000 after the  company took over nine skilled nursing facilities operated by Skyline Healthcare, the Reading Eagle reported. The implosion of Wood Ridge, New Jersey-based Skyline in South Dakota, Kansas and Nebraska has also hit Pennsylvania, where the Department of Health (DOH) had to appoint temporary […]

Affiliate of Collapsing Skyline Dodges Class Action Suit in Arkansas

A federal judge dismissed a possible class action lawsuit against Skyline Highland Holdings, an entity linked to the manager of the collapsing Skyline Healthcare chain, which has seen multiple skilled nursing facilities enter forced receivership in recent months. The case was filed by plaintiffs James Green, Mercedes Anderson, and Brenda Woodard back in August 2017. […]

Eight Former Skyline Nursing Homes in PA Sold to New Owners

Temporary oversight of eight former Skyline Healthcare skilled nursing facilities in Pennsylvania has come to an end. The administration of Gov. Tom Wolf last Friday announced that the eight facilities had been sold to new owners, consisting primarily of private investors. “The Wolf administration would like to thank the employees, contractors, and others who have […]

Skyline to Exit Skilled Nursing Space as Another State Takes Over

The Pennsylvania Department of Health appointed temporary leaders at nine nursing facilities that were operated by Skyline Healthcare after the department determined that Skyline no longer had the money to run the facilities. “We have installed temporary management at all nine facilities to ensure residents will continue to receive safe care,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine […]

Skyline Healthcare Collapsing in South Dakota, Could Dissolve Soon

The South Dakota Department of Health filed a motion for Skyline Health Care to turn over its assets and income after residents at its 19 facilities in the state were put at risk, The Aberdeen (S.D.) American News reported, citing court documents. Debbie Menzenberg, a licensed nursing home facility administrator and a divisional vice president in charge of […]

Troubled Skyline Highlights Problems with Under-the-Radar Skilled Nursing Operators

Skyline Healthcare’s troubles in Nebraska and Kansas have highlighted how large companies in the nursing home industry have abandoned the business to lease bunches of facilities to unknown firms. The Philadelphia Inquirer took a deep dive into Skyline’s takeover of more than 100 nursing home sites across multiple states — and the general lack of information about […]

States Focus on Maintaining Services Amid Skyline Receivership

Last week approximately 1,650 nursing home workers in Nebraska received paychecks after Cottonwood Healthcare, known as Skyline Healthcare, failed to make payroll in late March. The funds went out on Friday, Ken Klaasmeyer of Klaasmeyer & Associates Inc. told the Omaha World-Herald. Klaasmeyer & Associates was appointed to manage the facilities while a long-term plan is developed for […]