Vendor Objects to Skyline Receivership Transfer Plan in South Dakota

A few weeks after a lender attempted to hold up the transfer of nursing homes formerly operated by Skyline Healthcare in South Dakota to a new permanent provider, a new report reveals that another party has jumped into the fray. Avera, a regional health system based in Sioux Falls, S.D., moved to stop a planned […]

Receiver to Close Another Former Skyline Skilled Nursing Facility

The receiver in charge of the Covington Care and Rehabilitation skilled nursing facility — formerly operated by the troubled Skyline Healthcare chain — in Sioux Falls, S.D., will pursue plans to close the property. “After careful assessment and evaluation, the receiver has made the very difficult decision to propose a plan to close Covington,” Black […]

Final Three Skyline Nursing Homes in Massachusetts Close Doors

The final three former Skyline Healthcare nursing homes placed in receivership in Massachusetts have closed. The properties in New Bedford, Fall River, and Dighton, Mass. formally closed Friday, according to a report from the Providence, R.I.-based CBS affiliate WPRI. All of the residents had found new places to receive care, Bedford Village nursing supervisor Grace […]

Transfer of Former Skyline Properties Faces Opposition from Lender

Several former Skyline Healthcare properties in South Dakota could soon be transferred from a court-appointed receiver to a new permanent operator, but one lender involved in the case is arguing that it won’t get paid if the deal happens. The Aberdeen News first reported the news late last week. Skyline fell apart financially in South […]

Skyline Facilities in Massachusetts Placed in Receivership as Unpaid Bills Mount

Officials in Massachusetts successfully petitioned to have five skilled nursing facilities operated by the troubled Skyline Healthcare placed in temporary receivership. The receivership petition and order appointing the receiver, which the Massachusetts Office of Attorney General provided to Skilled Nursing News, was approved Monday by a Suffolk County Superior Court judge. KCP Advisory Group LLC […]

Kansas Cracks Down on Nursing Home Owners’ Finances in Wake of Skyline Collapse

The state of Kansas is set to implement stricter vetting standards for nursing home owners and investors in the wake of several high-profile receivership cases over the past year. Passed with near-unanimous support from the Republican-controlled legislature and the approval of the Democratic governor, the new law will require potential nursing home owners to submit […]

NYT: Nursing Home Closures Hit Rural America Amid Financial Hardship

The New York Times covered the wave of rural nursing home closures, which come amid financial problems and aging Americans’ changing preferences, in a deep dive published Monday. The article zeroed in on the closure of a nursing home in Mobridge, S.D., which was taken over by Black Hills Receiver after former operator Skyline Healthcare […]

Questions Remain About Pennsylvania’s Vetting of Skyline Healthcare

Questions are swirling about Pennsylvania’s approval process for nursing home owners after Wood Ridge, N.J.-based Skyline Healthcare collapsed less than a year after the state Department of Health signed off on the company. That’s according to a deep dive from The Reading Eagle, published on Sunday. Four years before Joseph Schwartz, the owner of the […]

Focus on PDPM Could Distract Skilled Nursing Operators from Current Risks

With a new payment model just eight months away, the skilled nursing industry has trained a laser-guided focus on maximizing patient outcomes and reimbursements under the system. But smart providers would be wise not to let the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) distract them from the pressing issues facing them between now and October 1. “Any […]

Receiver to Close Four Former Skyline Skilled Nursing, Senior Care Facilities

Four more nursing and senior care facilities previously operated by troubled provider Skyline Healthcare in Nebraska are set to close. Klaasmeyer and Associates, the firm that state officials installed to run the properties during a receivership process, has asked for permission to shutter the four buildings, according to a report in the Lincoln Journal Star. […]

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 […]