Roscoe nursing home not closing

By ANNEMARIE SCHEUTZ
Posted 12/31/69

ROSCOE, NY — We’ll just say it again: the Roscoe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is not closing, per a letter to families from director Joy Wood.

At Sullivan County’s executive …

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ROSCOE, NY — We’ll just say it again: the Roscoe Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is not closing, per a letter to families from director Joy Wood.

At Sullivan County’s executive committee meeting on October 22, county attorney Michael McGuire was explaining paperwork that might (or might not) be needed for the Care Center at Sunset Lake. In passing, he referenced the closing of the Roscoe Nursing Home, causing some consternation among the legislators.

According to Wood’s letter, when the home’s current owner, VestraCare, took over in 2018, the board of directors from the old Roscoe Community Nursing Home had to dissolve the corporation. Any remaining assets had to be given to a local not-for-profit. (VestraCare is for-profit).

The board apparently chose SUNY Sullivan to receive at least $250,000 according to a court document first reported by the Sullivan Times.

The county attorney’s office is involved in the matter.

The whole matter was confusing, since a quick search of Nursing Home Compare at CMS’ website shows Roscoe Nursing and Rehab to have no violations or fines.

“Please be assured that the new Roscoe is doing well and VestraCare has no plans on closing Roscoe” Wood wrote in her letter. “Roscoe continues to be a five-star facility, and the only facility in the county that has managed to keep our residents COVID free. We are proud of our standing in the community.”

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