A Long Island nursing home planning lawyer provides help to seniors in finding quality nursing home care. Finding the right nursing facility is essential to ensure that the care facility will stay operational and will provide and acceptable level of care for patients over the long-term.
Unfortunately, a substantial number of nursing homes are not able to offer an appropriate standard of living to residents who are in need of care. Mark S. Eghrari & Associates PLLC can help seniors and their families to do essential research in order to ensure they maximize the chances of finding a nursing care facility that will offer the highest possible quality of life for the duration of the time that the patient needs care.
When nursing home facilities close, seniors are displaced. In some cases, the buildings where the former nursing homes were located also stand empty instead of providing a useful service to the community. The closure of the John J. Foley Nursing Home is one example of a situation where this happened. According to reports from Greater Patchogue, Suffolk County tried for years to sell the John J. Foley Nursing Home and the surrounding property in order to help close budget deficits in the county. Fortunately, the nursing home has now finally been sold.
Nursing Home Sold to Suffolk Hospital
Long Island News confirmed that the John J. Foley Nursing home was definitely going to be purchased by a Suffolk hospital.
The hospital that is making the purchase is called Brookhaven Memorial Hospital. The hospital’s Board of Directors voted to purchase the nursing home from the county, and the approval meant that a deal would go through for a $15 million sales contract. The hospital CEO signed the contract after the affirmative vote by the board.
The hospital is planning not on reopening the nursing home as a place for senior residents to get care, but instead will be opening the facility to use as a dialysis center. The current dialysis center that the hospital is using is going to be closing. The local mayor indicated that the owners of apartments located next to the current dialysis center have expressed interest in buying the current center and the adjacent land and constructing a hotel in that location. Others have also expressed interest in putting a hotel in the area.
There is a lot of support for putting a hotel in the area where the dialysis building is currently located because it is in the center of the village of Patchogue. The village is close to the city and has many restaurants and nice shopping areas, so a hotel would fit in well within the space and increase the desirability of the community.
The hospital made its decision to purchase the former nursing home because it is in need of much more room than it currently has available. The county only must deliver the former nursing home building with appropriate zoning to suit the needs of the purchasing hospital.
The old nursing home building will finally be put to a positive and productive use, which is good for the whole community. Of course, it is not going to be reopening as a nursing home, so it will not add to the options available for aging seniors who are interested in finding a safe and comfortable place to live if they are in need of nursing home care.
Getting Help from A Nursing Home Planning Lawyer
Nursing home care is very expensive, and the quality of care that a senior receives is going to have a profound impact on his future. It is imperative that every family work with a nursing home planning attorney to make certain that they have a plan in place to pay for care and that an acceptable quality nursing home is chosen.
Mark S. Eghrari & Associates PLLC has a long track record of helping clients to make a Medicaid plan to get nursing home care covered and of helping clients to find a care facility that cares about residents, that is unlikely to suddenly close, and that provides the highest possible quality of life for seniors.
To find out more about why nursing home planning is important and about what to include in your nursing home plan, join us for a free seminar. You can also give us a call at (631) 265-0599 or contact us online to speak with a member of our legal team about your personalized nursing home planning. Get started working with a Long Island nursing home planning lawyer today so you are prepared for whatever the future holds.