Along with family members, residents of a local rest home pleaded Tuesday for the state to keep open Clintonville Manor, while the home’s administrator said there’s been a loss of $1 million over three years.
At a hearing before the state Department of Social Services Tuesday morning, Clintonville Manor Administrator Melissa Simonetti said she and her family are asking the state for permission to close because of “significant financial losses over the past several years and because additional losses are expected in the future due to low census, flat Medicaid reimbursement and increases in operating costs.” Efforts to sell the home did not work out, she said.
About 150 people attended the hearing in the dining hall of the Clintonville Road facility, opened in 1983. The hearing lasted just over a half hour. The Social Services Department requires a hearing when a request for closure is made. The state has up to 90 days to either grant, modify or deny the request.
In 2011, an average of 86 people lived in the facility, which equates to a 77 percent occupancy level. The facility is licensed for 112 people. “To be financially viable, nursing facilities generally need to be at least 90 percent occupied,” she said.
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