Vincentian Collaborative System announced Wednesday that it plans to discontinue skilled nursing care at Vincentian Regency in McCandless over the next seven months, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.
The decision to close Regency by June 2013 came after Vincentian evaluated all of its facilities for renovations and determined the design of the 143-bed home, located on Babcock Boulevard, made it unsuitable for upgrades, the Pittsburgh Business Times reported
In addition, some improvements needed immediately were cost prohibitive.
“With today’s health care facilities trending away from institutional style care to home and community style facilities, the Vincentian system is investigating innovative approaches to senior care for the future,” the system said in a prepared statement.
Vincentian Regency staff will work with residents and families to assure a smooth transition to other facilities through June 2013, the system said.
"With more than 850 employees, Vincentian Collaborative System is a not-for-profit Catholic health care and human services organization headquartered in Pittsburgh’s North Hills," its website states.
VCS oversees operations for two child care centers and a rehabilitation company as well as four long-term care facilities with 673 beds providing a continuum of care for seniors from independent living to personal care to skilled nursing and rehabilitation, according to the VCS website.
VCS is sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (formerly the Vincentian Sisters of Charity).