A motion to transfer patients from Wausa Care and Rehabilitation Center to other care facilities was filed last week in Knox County Court. The motion will be heard Feb. 26 in Center.
Klaasmeyer & Associates has been overseeing the facility since March after the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services was alerted that the company could not make payroll.
According to court documents, “The receiver has conducted a regular census of residents and patients of Wausa Care. The average daily census for November 2018 was 15.42 residents per day, and this census number has varied little during the course of the receivership.”
The goal was to get the facility back running smoothly so new owners could purchase the facility. Between March and November 2018, Klaasmeyer & Associates observed low census and poor financial performance, which has lead the firm to motion to close the facility.
“Due to the low census and corresponding poor financial performance of Wausa Care from March 23, 2018, to November 30, 2018, and the anticipation that Wausa Care will continue to operate at a significant financial loss each month, the receiver has determined that Wausa Care should be closed and that residents or patients be transferred to another suitable facility; and, as set forth herein and in the supporting affidavit of Kenneth Klaasmeyer, the receiver has reasonable grounds to believe the health care facility cannot be operated on a sound financial basis and, accordingly, requests authority from the court to make other provisions for the continued health, safety and welfare of the residents or patients by transferring such resident or patient to another suitable facility,” documents showed.