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Arkansas regulators want takeover of 2 Skyline nursing homes

(Source: http://humanservices.arkansas.gov) (Source: http://humanservices.arkansas.gov)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas regulators say they want to find new operators for two nursing homes amid questions about the financial stability of their parent company.

The state Department of Human Services says Office of Long Term Care surveyors have been at the Spring Place Health & Rehab center in Hazen and the Dierks Health & Rehab center since Thursday. The facilities remain open, serving 39 residents in Hazen and up to 52 at Dierks.

The sites are owned by Skyline Health, which operates 19 other homes and rehab centers around the state.

DHS says it had been monitoring Skyline since financial problems emerged elsewhere this spring. Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota regulators have taken similar steps. A Skyline official in South Dakota said this week the company was moving on toward receivership there.

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