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Nursing Home Executives Meet with Frederick Co Board

“You go month to month if you happen to collect some money that had been owed to the institution, do you call that income or average it over the year?” said David Gray, of the Board of County Commissioners.
FREDERICK COUNTY, Md. - The most recent reports on the county’s nursing homes show they posted losses of hundred of thousands of dollars, but those with Citizens Care and Rehab Center and Montevue Assisted living say the homes are, and will continue to be a success.

“There is no shortfall as far as I'm concerned. The main thing is patient care, it's how you take care of patients and we want to provide that seven days a week 365 days a year to the highest quality we can,” said Michael Roles, Executive Administrator for Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center.

Michael Roles, the executive administrator at Citizens says they’re providing care people need and most recently have brought in full time care with a doctor on sight.

Commissioner David Gray says those financial reports are not exact to date.

“You go month to month if you happen to collect some money that had been owed to the institution, do you call that income or average it over the year?” said David Gray, of the Board of County Commissioners.

The Board of County Commissioners’ president Blaine Young says the centers have been a rip off for tax payer, posting losses of about 5 million dollars a year. Now, those in charge of the homes say, they’re doing there part to collect money that’s owed. The county has budgeted in a nearly $700,000 subsidy to help the homes in fiscal year 2014.

“I just want to make sure the community here in Frederick and Frederick County understands that we are a highly functioning and well funded, and we’re going to take care of our patients,” said Roles.


The full financial reports are available online at http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/



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