The future of a Fort Dodge nursing home is in question after over a year of struggles with ownership changes and bankruptcy issues.
The Fort Dodge Villa Care Center just changed hands in November 2022 from the former owner QHC Fort Dodge Villa LLC to the New Jersey based Blue Care Propco Fort Dodge LLC, also known as Blue Diamond, for a little over 950-thousand dollars.
According to Iowa Capital Dispatch there have been 58 state and federal regulatory violations since January 2021 there, the federal debt owed was at close to 900-thousand the state over 957-thousand.
In August, Iowa Capital Dispatch reported that, “Lawyers for Blue Diamond informed the Department of Justice that if it decided to move forward with the purchase of the nursing homes owned previously by QHC they would only accept the transfer of the Medicare certification agreements for Humboldt North , Crestridge and possibly the home in Mitchellville and that it would reject the transfer of Medicare certification for the homes in Fort Dodge and Winterset, the two homes that owe the most in unpaid fines.”
Alpha Media made contact with several people including staff at the home that say pre-planning is in the works to potentially move residents to different care centers just in case it is necessary and the nursing home is performing at the same level of care and is fully staffed.
Alpha Media News has reached out to Blue Diamond to request an update on its plans for the nursing home in Fort Dodge and another in Humboldt.