The last few months have been interesting to say the least.
For those of you who don't know, I work for a County owned and operated Nursing Home in southeastern Pennsylvania. When the current set of Commissioners took office, they slowly began down sizing and consolidating different departments. The even sold off one of the County office buildings only to turn around and lease it back. I think the main reason was to get out from under the debt from the purchase incurred by a previous administration.
Looking back, the old hospital building should never have been purchased. It was remodeled to accommodate offices, a Nursing Home section, and an Assisted Living space. The Assisted Living lasted about five years before it failed and closed.
The Nursing Home section never opened.
Earlier this year they turned to us. They started out by sending out a Request for Information (RFI). The Commissioners wanted to see what their options were in dealing with the Nursing Home. Do they keep the Home, turn it over to a Management Company, or do they sell it?
An RFP, Request For Purchase, was then done and we were sold for 39 Million dollars.
During this time period, it's been hard to maintain a positive outlook on things. Everyone wants answers and they want them now. When I could find out anything that I could pass along to my staff from the Administrator, they wouldn't believe it. It got to the point that I didn't want to deal with people in any form or fashion. Doing this blog entry is probably the longest I've been online for sometime.
We're slowly learning things now that matter to people. The County Pension personnel will be coming out to the facility to talk to each person further about their options.
If things go as stated by the Commissioners, at the end of the year, I will be losing my job and starting a new one at the same time.