LANCASTER - Garrard County Fiscal Court gave its approval Tuesday for Garrard County Long Term Care Facility to loan Christian Care Center $250,000.
The loan is part of a complex arrangement in which Long Term Care is selling the nursing home to Care Centers Management Group Inc. of Johnson City, Tenn. The money will help the nursing home, which Care Centers has renamed Christian Care Center, pay its bills until it can complete the purchase.
The facility, once a part of Garrard County Memorial Hospital until the complex was purchased by the Tennessee company in August and the hospital closed, has faced delays in receiving a federal "provider number" - paperwork that will allow it to collect Medicare funds.
Medicare money will be the facility's chief source of revenue, and the sale of the nursing home can't be completed until it gets the provider number.