Avamere Living Announces Closure of Avamere at Twin Oaks of Sweet Home
Avamere Twin Oaks of Sweet Home, a 48-bed, post-acute care facility located at 950 Nandina Street Sweet Home, Ore. 97386, will close at the end of September. Notice of the closure was filed July 9th with the Oregon Department of Human Services.
Residents have the option to move to the nearby Avamere Rehabilitation of Lebanon, an 84-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation community located close to Lebanon Community Hospital and has been a trusted local health care partner for over 40 years. Accommodations and support will be provided for residents that choose to relocate to non-Avamere providers.
“What’s most important during this transition is that all the patients and their families are aware of what is happening, that they know they have options, and that the Avamere companies are here to help them during the transition,” says Matthew Hilty, President of Avamere Living. “We’ve met with all the residents and their families, we’ve met with the staff, and we’ve met with the state to ensure everyone is on board with this difficult decision and we have overwhelming support from all parties involved. We have jobs for everyone who wants to continue to work with an Avamere company, and we are assisting with placement for residents at our care facility in Lebanon or with other care providers in the area depending on the choice of each resident.”
The decision to close Avamere at Twin Oaks of Sweet Home is due to year-over-year decline in census, according to Mr. Hilty. “We can combine resources at our larger facility in Lebanon and people in the area also benefit from more post-acute care options through the expanded Lebanon VA Medical Center and Samaritan Health Services.”