Boone County, Ky. – Plans for a new nursing home project in Boone County have been approved. The 143-bed nursing and transitional care facility will be located just outside of Union, Ky.
The $25 million Boonespring project will focus on rehabilitation in-patient care for joint replacements, hip fractures and brief illnesses. Most patients return to their own homes, while others stay for an extended period.
Carespring Health Care Management will own and operate the new Boonespring facility and the company currently owns three other Northern Kentucky transitional and nursing healthcare facilities, the newest in Cold Spring. Transitional healthcare has a focus on shorter-term skilled nursing and physical rehabilitation such as physical, occupational and speech therapy. Boonespring will provide extended healthcare as well. The organization accepts private pay, Medicare and Medicaid. Many of the beds are for Medicaid recipients.
The $25 million Boonespring project received approval in February 2014 from the Commonwealth of Kentucky to move the bed licenses from Campbell to Boone County and a lawsuit filed by a competitor has held up construction of the project. The bed licenses were acquired in 2006 when the state closed down Lakeside Nursing Home in Highland Heights.
“We look forward to building a beautiful new facility to provide care services to the underserved areas of Boone County,” says Carespring CEO Barry Bortz. “Design and construction will begin within the next few months now that our path is clear.”