A national nursing home chain under federal investigation for fraud is looking to acquire more properties in Vermont.
Genesis Healthcare has put in a bid to purchase five Vermont homes that care for seniors and disabled people. If the purchase passes muster with Vermont regulators, it would make the national corporation the largest nursing home operator in Vermont.
The company is seeking to buy homes in Springfield, Bennington, Berlin, Burlington and St. Johnsbury, but Genesis Health care needs the approval of the Green Mountain Care Board to move forward with the deal. Reporter Rick Jurgens has been tracking this story for the Valley News. Read his coverage here. And the Valley News is surveying readers to hear about their experiences with nursing homes in Vermont and New Hampshire. Share your opinion here.