The Grundy County Nursing Home District’s Board of Directors has approved a $5.00 per day increase in room rates at Sunnyview Nursing Home and Apartments. The new daily nursing home rates, effective July 1st, will be $152.00 for private rooms and $147.00 for semi-private rooms. The daily rates for the residential care apartments are $90.00 for single unit A, $93.00 for single unit B, $108.00 for single unit C, and $180.00 for double unit apartments.
Sunnyview Administrator Donita Youtsey said, after the daily room rate increase, Sunnyview’s charges still remain one of the lowest in the area, while remaining proportionate to the allocated Medicaid rate.
The Nursing Home District Board of Directors has approved a budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, including employee wage increases ranging from zero increase to up to 5 percent, based upon merit.
The employee health insurance providing is being changed from Blue Cross and Blue Shield to United Health Care. Ms. Youtsey said the United Health Care bid was a 0.9 percent increase over the current provider’s premiums. She indicated that Blue Cross bid had a cost increase of nearly 11 1/2 percent. Ms. Youtsey claims the change will save Sunnyview about $61,000. The employee cost for the base plan remains at $87.00 per month for what was described as “comprehensive medical coverage”.
Low bids were accepted for propane and trash service. Landes Oil will provide propane at nearly $1.10 per gallon. WCA will provide trash service at nearly $697 per month.
Upcoming activities at Sunnyview include a petting zoo on Friday, June 3rd. The public is being invited to see the animals that day between 10 AMD and 1:30 PM.
A father’s day barbecue will be held on Friday, June 17th.
The gospel group, “Servants of the Most High” (from Gallatin), will perform on the night of Friday, July 1st at 7 o’clock on the front lawn of Sunnyview. The public is invited to listen to the musical entertainment and enjoy free homemade ice cream.