Archive for Sunday, December 30, 2012

25 years ago: County nursing home to raise daily rates

December 30, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 30, 1987:

The Douglas County Commission announced this week that basic room rates at Valleyview Care Home would be raised on Feb. 1 to balance fees paid by Medicaid and private-pay residents. Medicaid had been paying close to $41 per day since Oct. 1. Commissioners approved an increase in the rate for a private room from $44 to $46 per day, semiprivate room from $39 to $41, and four-bed ward from $36 to $41. The commission also approved an increase in incontinent patient rates from $1 to $4 per day to cover the cost of supplies, and a new $1 per day fee would be charged to residents needing additional supervision. Valleyview was also to stop distributing basic supplies, such as antacids, analgesics, and laxatives, to private-paying residents at no charge. Those residents would not have to order those items along with their prescriptions, according to facility administrator Faye McAfee.


Sarah St. John 5 years, 3 months ago

So I thought, but the 1987 J-W repeatedly referred to it as "Valleyview," so that's what I used.

Sarah St. John 5 years, 3 months ago

I'm not saying it wasn't -- but I couldn't remember from personal recollection, so I just went with the (multiple) newspaper mentions. I remember the place (went Christmas caroling there, I think) but definitely not the sign.

Thanks as always for reading, cheeseburger, and for your sharp eyes! I hope you have a good 2013!

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