Kansas is taking over 15 nursing homes with 854 residents across the state because of the owner’s mismanagement and diverting funds away from the facility operations. Now the owners can’t make payroll. All of the care homes are operated under a variant of the name Care and Rehabilitation Center and are owned by a company called Skyline Health Care. Skyline is based in Wood Ridge, N.J. The company was founded in 2016 and took over a number of nursing homes and assisted living facilities that had been previously operated by Golden Living.
The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services is moving to contract with another operator to try to ensure the quality of care doesn’t continue to suffer for residents who live in the facilities. Mission Health Care, which operates 14 nursing homes in Kansas and four other states, will operate the facilities until a permanent solution is found.
Recently, Nebraska had to take over 21 Skyline-owned facilities when the company informed that state it couldn’t pay its employees.