The League of Women Voters of McLean County has released a study concluding the McLean County Nursing Home is not sustainable under the current business model.
People are living longer. Government reimbursement rates for Medicaid are falling. And the number of people at the county's long-term care facility has fallen in recent years because of the increase of managed care options which may keep people in their homes longer, the study indicated.
The nursing home lost $1.2 million last year and continues to erode financial reserves.
The League said its brief study is supposed to help educate the public in advance of a presentation next week to the McLean County Health Committee by a blue ribbon panel of experts with recommendations on closing the deficit.
The report indicated the service is good and the quality of care is high, but the facility that opened in 1974 would not easily be made modern.
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