SIDNEY – The former Sidney Care Center nursing home, located at 510 Buckeye Ave., is now called Momentous Healthcare at Sidney and has been under new ownership since May 1.
The new owners also own Momentous Healthcare in Battle Creek, Michigan, and recently acquired the former Crossroads Rehabilitation and Nursing facility in Vandalia, according to Michael Tenenbaum, the CEO of Momentous Healthcare.
Although Momentous Healthcare is a newer company, Tenenbaum said they have done business in Ohio before, and the owners and operators have over 15 years of long-term care experience.
Tenenbaum mentioned that the Sidney Care Center had an overall rating of five stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), meaning the facility had “much above average” quality. The rating encompasses the nursing home’s performance on health inspections, staffing and quality measures.
This was one motivation to buy the 51-bed facility, along with the staff.
“The staff longevity is what we liked about the facility, and we plan to keep everyone on board,” Tenenbaum said. “While there are some open positions, the facility is pretty well staffed currently. The team members pitch in and support one another which is what makes the facility great!”
One open position includes the administrator position, as the prior administrator chose to stay employed with the former owners. Gary Mitrisin is the current interim administrator, and the company is looking to hire a full-time administrator.
Tenenbaum said the owners and operators of Momentous Health also frequently visit the locations to stay connected and help if needed.
“We believe in being on-site and being a resource to our facilities,” Tenenbaum said. “We also understand that what made Sidney Care Center successful was the local staff and the care they provided.”
Long-term plans for the nursing home include implementing additional programming from Momentous Healthcare’s other facilities and enhancing clinical capabilities. There will also be some remodeling done.
“We operate each facility individually and fit their needs as each facility is unique in its own way. We also understand the power of being part of the community and we look forward to supporting and participating in the Sidney area community events, thereby being a resource to the community,” Tenenbaum said.
The new website is not up yet, but clients will soon be able to find more information at www.momentoussid.com. There will also be a Facebook page.