Bergen County Health Care Center may be sold to meet running costs

February 19, 2012 by , filed under: Nursing Homes 

It is becoming far too expensive to run the facility.

The sale of  Bergen County Health Care Center in Rockleigh is being considered by chiefs due to concerns that the government can no longer afford to run care facilities for the long term.

The 110-bed nursing home cost the county $4.5 million last year, which equates to 130% more than ten years earlier.

County Executive Kathleen Donovan said: “We’re looking at whether we should continue to be in the nursing home business. The question is: Would the private sector be able to do it more efficiently?”

Nursing homes in Mercer, Salem and Cumberland counties have been sold over the past two years for the same reason.

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