Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County

I was writing you in regards to the Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County. I am the Executive Director for RDK Management. The Nursing home board for the County voted on RMFS. We feel the information provided to the board was not a good tool to use in the decision process. We operate 3 nursing homes Carrier Mills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Saline Care Center and StoneBridge in Southern Illinois and 2 of the 3 of our facilities are 100% full with a waiting list. We have admitted patients from our to Saline County facilities from Williamson and Jackson county because of our reputation of providing good care and we believe it shows in our census numbers. We believe in taking care of our residents first and foremost and work hard to ensure the care they deserve. We have a good survey history with Illinois Department of Public Health and our vendors are happy to do business with us because our bills are always kept current despite the slow payments from the State of Illinois. We also believe in taking care of employees that is why in our proposal we wanted to keep the current employees at the facility at their current wages, so that this would not put a hardship on them or their families. Jackson County will still have to continue with the facility for the next 2 years and pay out the expenses related to this. In the meeting on Monday they reported a loss of over $100,000 dollars for the month of January. They will have to continue this type of loss for the next 2 years. Our proposal relieved them of this obligation as soon as the sale was final and we would start paying county real estate taxes. The information provided to the board was based off of cost reports and data not truly what is behind the company itself. The current Management Company was responsible for supply the data and I believe with RMFS proposal they will still continue to manage the facility for the next 2 years which would be a win for them. Employees from the Rehab Center are disappointed in the decision, because they are losing the home that they have worked at for many years and the resident will not know where they will be in the next 2 years this is from employees that contacted me. Really not sure how the county has relieved itself of the burden, they will still suffer the losses and any regulatory citations from Illinois Department of Public Health for the next 2 years. Was not sure if you was reporting on last night or not but thought this should be said. The final vote is Wednesday night. Thanks

Scott Stout, Executive Director
RDK Management
Harrisburg, Illinois 62946
(618) 713-5284

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