By Paul Schmitt
The Algoma Long Term Care Unit is only one of two long-term care facilities in the state that is owned and operated by a municipality. Although the city of Algoma is losing money every year to operate it, they are getting closer to operating in the black. Mayor Wayne Schmidt says the city is optimistic about next year.
Schmidt says the financials are getting better every month for Algoma Long Term Care Unit. He says the city is still waiting for Medicare reimbursement from the state. The facility dropped below 50 beds last year with hopes of higher reimbursement, so when those monies are received it will be a significant financial boost, according to Schmidt. The Algoma Long Term Care Unit employs over 100 people.
(photo by City of Algoma)