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Lincoln – The Johnson County District judge recently signed an order that places Belle Terrace, a 67-bed nursing home in Tecumseh, Neb., in a temporary receivership for uninterrupted operation of the facility to maintain the health and safety of residents. The receivership was ordered after the Nebraska Attorney General's Office filed court proceedings seeking a receivership at the request of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
According to court documents, the Department was notified of insufficient staffing at the facility and complaints about the quality of care of the residents. DHHS determined that a temporary receivership was necessary to protect the health and safety of the residents. There are currently 48 residents at Belle Terrace. The nursing home is owned by Oakwood Ventures LLC out of Lakewood, New Jersey.
A receivership is a tool that can be used in situations where temporary management of a facility is needed. A receivership allows an entity to take over the operation of a business and all its assets, but that entity doesn't own the business. The court appointed receiver is Rural Health Development, Inc. The company will oversee operations. DHHS will provide oversight throughout the process to ensure the safety, care and wellbeing of residents.
The court-ordered receivership is scheduled for hearing on July 30 in Gage County District Court. At this time, the court will assess whether the receivership will be extended.