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Prestige Care & Rehabilitation – Grandview was recently closed due to funding issues.
As of Tuesday, September 30, 2014
GRANDVIEW – “The decision to close Prestige Care & Rehabilitation – Grandview was incredibly difficult,” said officials with Prestige Care, Inc.
The Grandview facility provided care for residents with dementia and other conditions that require long-term assisted living services.
In a statement to the Daily Sun News, officials cited the need to keep the “…health and best interest of patients at heart” as one of the reasons the center in Grandview shuttered its doors earlier this month.
There were nearly 50 residents at Prestige Care & Rehabilitation – Grandview. All of those residents were moved to the company’s other facilities in Sunnyside and Richland.
“The care that we provide is funded in large part by reimbursements from the state for patients who rely on Medicaid to pay for their care,” said officials.
Because there is a gap between the cost of care and the reimbursement rate, many skilled nursing centers are struggling to provide the high-quality care that is
“…critical to our mission, and most importantly, to our residents,” according to Prestige Care’s official statement.
Prestige Care & Rehabilitation – Grandview, located at 912 Hillcrest Rd. in Grandview, this past July earned a national award for providing quality care to its residents.
The facility, formerly known as Grandview Health Care, was purchased from Eagle Healthcare in 2012 when Prestige Care, Inc. also purchased Hillcrest Manor in Sunnyside.