About 10 private companies may be interested in purchasing Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a county-owned home in Franklin County. According to an article on Herald-Mail.com, the home could sell for an estimated $6.5 million to $9.3 million.
With seven other skilled nursing facilities in the county, the commissioners no longer want to compete with the private sector. But before they commit to selling the 186-bed nursing home, the public may offer their comments at the commissioners’ meetings on June 18 and June 20.
Over the past few years, the trend has been for PA counties to move away from county-owned nursing homes. The article said that according to Susquehanna Group Advisers, 31 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties do not own or operate nursing homes.
The commissioners want to find a buyer with a commitment to Medicare and Medicaid patients. They have promised that no Falling Spring resident would lose his or her bed.