The Immanuel Board of Directors has approved a letter of intent with the boards of Alegent Creighton Health and its parent company Catholic Health Initiatives to acquire The Lighthouse and Immanuel Fontenelle Home.
The two long-term care facilities will allow Immanuel to expand its services to seniors and their families in Omaha meeting their needs from independent living to assisted living to skilled nursing care within Immanuel.
Pending definitive agreements and regulatory approval, Immanuel anticipates completing the acquisition of The Lighthouse in early October, 2013 followed by Immanuel Fontenelle Home in early December, 2013.
Immanuel has agreed to bring eligible employees at both locations over in their same job, at their same rate of pay and with their same years of service.
Immanuel will continue to serve the population in need of skilled care and will continue to provide care for both Medicaid patients and those patients unable to pay.
Following the transfer of sponsorship of Alegent Creighton Health to CHI in November 2012, Immanuel announced that its strategic plan included the addition of long-term care.
Immanuel has entered into a collaborative agreement with Tabitha to provide the administrative role for its long term care communities. Tabitha offers a variety of elder care healthcare and support services throughout southeast Nebraska and is headquartered in Lincoln.
Immanuel and Tabitha recently shared in the groundbreaking ceremony of a small-house model of skilled nursing and long-term care in Lincoln on the grounds of The Landing, part of the Immanuel Communities.
Immanuel also offers Immanuel Pathways, a Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly which fills a significant gap in care and services for the frail elderly who wish to continue living in a home environment