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Rally to Protest Sale of Franklin County Nursing Home in Pennsylvania

Those opposed to the sale of the Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center gathered on Tuesday at Courthouse Plaza in Chambersburg. Their purpose: to make the commissioners reconsider the sale of the Franklin County home.

According to an article on PublicOpinionOnline.com, about 650 people have signed petitions on Change.org in the hopes of stopping the sale of the county-owned nursing home. At stake, they say, is the quality of care of the residents. In the article, Dr. Sheri Morgan is quoted as saying, “My concern is we’re going to see a decrease in the quality of care. That is unacceptable. Right now, we have an excellent quality of care, and there’s no reason to jeopardize the excellent quality of care for no reason.”

Protestors presented the petitions to the commissioners at their regular meeting Tuesday morning.

In June, the commissioners announced plans to consider selling the facility which is currently run by a private contractor. Last week, commissioners approved a short list of potential buyers from those that submitted proposals.

In the article, it said the commissioners planned phone interviews with 4 firms to try and narrow down the list even further. They also plan to make visits to nursing homes currently being run by potential buyers.