LANCASTER - Company health Insurance will be dropped for some employees of Garrard County's Long Term Care Facility as part of the transition to new management policies of the facility's buyer, Care Centers.
In the face of the insurance cuts and what Care Centers personnel is calling other substantial changes, Long Term Care Facility board members reported Thursday that the management transition is progressing smoothly.
"We stand at the first two weeks of a transition that will transform this organization to the way it will look when Care Centers takes over," said LTCF board chairman Ed Montgomery. "... It is our desire and the desire of Care Centers that if you look at the facility one day before and one day after our closing, you wouldn't see a difference."
As part of the transition, certified nurse assistants will lose their company health insurance Tuesday.
"They can go out and buy their own (insurance) and get about what we can offer them," said Montgomery. "(Not offering insurance) really becomes a business strategy that a company can choose to endorse. ... The decision was ours only to the point that we decided to be managed by Care Centers."