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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