Last week, Beaver County commissioners tentatively agreed to sell the county’s nursing home to a New Jersey-based company.
According to an article on TribLive.com, the sale price of Friendship Ridge in Beaver, PA won’t be announced until the agreement is finalized. But the commissioners said that ownership of the facility could be transferred by the end of October.
The sale of Friendship Ridge began in May when the commissioners said the home was costing the county millions of dollars. There are nearly 600 people who work at the 589-bed home. Friendship Ridge is just one of many of Pennsylvania’s county nursing homes that are being sold to for-profit companies as a way to salvage county budgets. But there is debate about the care that residents receive at for-profit facilities.
If you have a loved one in a for-profit nursing facility that was previously owned by the county, and you have noticed a change in the care that your loved one is receiving, you may have cause for concern. Contact the nursing home neglect attorneys at Michael J. O’Connor & Associates for a free review of your case.