Media coverage of Brius’ controversial plans to close 3 Humboldt nursing homes

On August 24, Brius submitted proposed plans to close three nursing homes in Humboldt County with officials at the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The controversial plan, which would close 3 of the county’s 5 nursing homes, dropping the number of available nursing home beds from 449 to 258,  is being covered by several media outlets.

On September 8, CDPH rejected Brius’ initial set of plans in part because of it failed to give a clear outline as to how the company would limit the trauma effected nursing home residents would have to endure as a result of the homes shutting down. On September 13, Brius resubmitted amended closure plans to CDPH, which has ten days from that date to review the new proposal. CDPH could rule on the matter by this Friday.  Click on the reports below and follow this developing story.

Eureka Times Standard:

  • 9/9/2016: “State rejects closure plan of 3 Eureka nursing home closure plans.”
  • 9/9/2016: “State denies Eureka nursing home closure plans””
  • 9/8/2016: “McGuire talks local issues at town hall.”
  • 9/6/2016: “McGuire to meet with nursing home stakeholders.”
  • 9/2/2016: “State, local ombudsmen urge state to reject ‘catastrophic’ Eureka nursing home closures.”
  • 8/31/2016: “Local nursing home residents to be prepped for closures.”
  • 8/25/2016.: “State to review closure of three local nursing homes.”
  • 8/12/2016: “Local nursing homes may close down due to staffing.”


North Coast Journal:

  • 9/15/2016: “What will happen to Ma and Pa: Lies, statistics and the human cost of proposed skilled nursing closures.”
  • 8/25/2016: “Three skilled nursing facilities may close.”


Lost Coast Outpost:

  • 9/9/2016: “Skilled nursing homes’ closure plans denied by state public health department…for now.”
  • 9/8/2016: “State unlikely to block closure of local skilled nursing facilities.”