New York City-based Centers Health Care has been buying up upstate nursing homes at a staggering rate in recent years, but a local nursing home sold in recent months to a company other than Centers.
Tri-County Nursing Home in Johnsburg was sold last month to a different New York City company, Post Acute Partners LLC, which owns nursing homes in Lake Placid, other parts of New York and in New England.
Sun Community News has a full article on the sale here, which includes a mention that the home will now be known as Elderwood at North Creek. (The name sounds like something out of a Harry Potter book, but I digress.)
The company runs 11 nursing homes in New York under the Elderwood name, and their ratings seem pretty solid, most of them 3 or 4 stars out of 5 in federal ratings, with a few even getting 5 stars. The Lake Placid homes is a two-star facility, as was Tri-County at the time of the sale.
Tri-County, an 82-bed home, had been one of the initial suitors years ago for Warren County's former nursing home, Westmount Health Facility. The county later sold it to Centers Health Care, and it went from a four-star home to getting a one-star rating as of last winter.
Centers also bought county-owned homes in Essex, Washington and Fulton counties, and private homes in Queensbury and Granville.
-- Don Lehman