CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The Franklin County (Pa.) Commissioners will tour nursing homes operated by Transitions Healthcare LLC and Mid-Atlantic Health Care Acquisitions LLC as they decide whether to accept one of the firm’s proposals to buy Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
On Tuesday, the three commissioners chose the two companies as finalists from 10 proposals submitted to buy the county-owned skilled nursing center on Franklin Farm Lane.
Officials said the sale price is expected to be between $10 million and $11.6 million.
A dozen county residents offered reaction to the potential sale during a commissioners’ meeting on Tuesday. Overwhelmingly, they were opposed to the county selling Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
“I want to know if I ever need it, it’s going to be there, and I don’t have to worry about my quality of care,” Kim Wertz said.
James Faust, administrator of Falling Spring Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, took umbrage at suggestions that the quality of care would diminish after a sale. He said care comes from the “hearts and hands” of the team of 223 employees.