Rest Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation in Schuylkill Haven was on the agenda of the commissioners’ meeting last week.
According to an article on the RepublicanHerald.com, the home is facing financial issues. The county owned nursing home used money from the general fund to pay expenses in 2013. Although that money was repaid, the home will need to do the same this year, due to slow third-party reimbursements from Medicaid and Medicare.
In the article, the county finance director explained that in the last 30 days, Rest Haven had been given $1 million from the general fund. He said the facility does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses.
Of the 142 beds in the facility, 135 are occuppied. But there was a time when there was a waiting list to get into Rest Haven.
Because Rest Haven is becoming a “major budget item,” according to the article, and because the facility has not been at full capacity for some time, the commissioners want to keep an eye on the situation.