published Friday, January 10th, 2014

City says Tuskegee nursing home could soon close

TUSKEGEE, Ala. — City officials in Tuskegee say a nursing home could soon close over a loss of eligibility to receive Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements.

WAKA-TV reports that the closure of Salem Nursing Home would mean that more than 50 residents would have to find new homes.

City leaders say that if the home closes, it will also result in job losses for about 70 people.

The nursing home has been a fixture in Tuskegee since 1968.

Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford says the city is working to find new homes for the residents.

WAKA reports that it's not clear when the home would officially close, but it loses its Medicare eligibility Monday. The Montgomery station reports that operators of the nursing home didn't respond to requests for comment.

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