Frederick County reviewing three bids to buy senior-care facilities

Subtitle: Some fear sale of properties could hurt older citizens
Source: Gazette
Author: Sherry Greenfield
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Date Published: 03/19/2013

Frederick County is one step closer to selling its nursing home and assisted-living facility for low-income senior citizens, in a move that still is being opposed by some advocates for older residents. County officials and legal and financial experts are reviewing three of six companies that submitted bids to buy the facilities by the March 12 deadline. The three nationwide firms with offices in Maryland include Aurora Healthcare Management, Millennium Management and NMS Healthcare. “These are the three firms we felt were worth taking to the next level,” County Manager Lori Depies said in a media conference call on Tuesday. The next steps will be visiting each firm, conducting interviews, assessing their patient care, talking to employees and analyzing their finances, Depies said.