Cedar Health to Close Doors

Charles City, IA – According to a press release, after many years of service to the Seniors of Charles City, Cedar Health will be closing its doors by December 2. This is after a 60-day notice was given to residents and their responsibility parties.

Mike Steinkruger, Managing Member of MMS Healthcare, LLC, cited reimbursement shortfalls from the inability of the Iowa Department of Human Services to meet their current cost base reimbursement structure due to state budget shortfalls and the loss of Medicare skilled care revenue to acute care providers as fiscal barriers that couldn’t be overcome.

“It has been my dream to have my own business and provide a unique experience for area seniors. Unfortunately, it is not to be.  Cedar Health will continue to provide support for our residents while alternative placement will be found for each senior we serve,” Steinkruger says.  “I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank our dedicated staff for the care they have provided every day to our residents.”

Representatives of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals, The Iowa Department of Human Services, the Iowa Long Term Care Ombudsman and Disability Rights Iowa will be at Cedar Health at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, to answer questions and assure an orderly transfer of care.

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