NY nursing home to close after 10 years of shutdown October 20, 2021 October 20, 2021 admin

MAGNOLIA NURSING HOME, N.Y. — A nursing home in New York City’s Upper West Side that serves a population of about 50,000 will close after about 10 years.

The Wayne County Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center (WCNC) announced Tuesday that it would close at the end of June.

In a statement, the Wayne County Public Health Department said the decision was made due to ongoing nursing home issues and the challenges of maintaining a safe and sanitary facility.

“We are sad to inform the public that Wayne County will not be able to continue to operate the Wayne C.N.H.C. nursing home for the foreseeable future,” it said.

Last year, the nursing home said it had a record $1.1 billion budget deficit, a $1 million shortfall in the annual budget, and was unable to maintain the facility for the long-term.

A total of 2,400 residents live at the nursing homes, and they are eligible for nursing home subsidies under the federal government’s Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

According to the Wayne Community Health Association, the number of nursing home residents in Wayne County has increased from about 30,000 in 2008 to more than 50,00 in 2012.

More than a million people, including about 4,000 children, are enrolled in the nursing facilities, according to the association.

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