Even as McLean County government begins a debate on how to deal with its money-losing nursing home, the facility is gaining recognition as a good place for elders to live.
Resident safety, quality of care, and resident satisfaction are all part of a recent advanced accreditation.
The county said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has given the McLean County home its highest 5-star rating for clinical outcomes and an overall 4-star rating.
Cindy Wegner, the facility’s administrator, said the designation reflects the county's commitment to make high-quality care available to all area citizens, including low-income ones who cannot afford other facilities.
The nursing home is losing $120,000 per month, according to County Board Chair John McIntyre. Low census numbers have been an issue.
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