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Chelyen Davis is health reporter for The Free Lance-Star
New nursing home is first in years
The region’s first new nursing home in more than 20 years is ready to receive residents. Falls Run Nursing and Rehabilitation center is awaiting permission to open. The state Department of Health could issue the necessary permits this week, said Dennis Lyons, Falls Run’s administrator.
Falls Run is located off U.S. 17 in southern Stafford County. It is a two-story, 90-bed facility that will offer short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. Lyons said he expects the mix of patients to mirror the statewide averages. If so, about 75 percent of its residents will be supported by the Medicaid program.
Falls Run is owned by the Saber Healthcare Group, an Ohio company. Saber owns three other homes in Virginia, in Chatham, Chester and Danville.
Lyons, 63, is the former administrator at the Golden LivingCenter on State Route 3 in Spotsylvania County. He and his wife, Rita, live in Manassas.
Falls Run will be the region’s sixth nursing home. The others are: Golden LivingCenter, Heritage Hall in King George County, Carriage Hill in Spotsylvania, Bowling Green Healthcare Center and Woodmont Center in Stafford.
(For more details about the center, see the story later this week in the paper.)