Illinois: Urbana nursing home announces closure, residents’ family, friends heartbroken

April 19, 2023

URBANA, Ill. (WCIA) — An Urbana nursing home and rehabilitation facility is shutting down as the owner loses millions of dollars running it.

Avi Rothner, owner of University Rehab, cited financial, census, regulatory and operational challenges as reasons for the decision. There are 80 patients in the 243-bed facility, and Rothner expects to have them moved out by mid-June.

“The decision to close was reluctantly undertaken after lengthy consideration, but for operational reasons, it was determined that now was the appropriate time to proceed,” Rothner said in a statement to WCIA. “This decision was made due to continuing census, regulatory, operational, and financial challenges. We have been very transparent for some time that the level of occupancy in this marketplace generally and in this facility specifically is such that the situation is unfortunately not economically viable.”

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