Nebraska employees of facilities in receivership receive paychecks

About 1,650 nursing home workers in Nebraska whose employer failed to pay them last month received paychecks this week, according to the court-appointed receiver managing the facilities and the Omaha World-Herald.

Ken Klaasmeyer of Klaasmeyer & Associates Inc. said payroll went out Friday. The Omaha health care consulting firm was put in charge of the nursing homes after state officials were alerted March 23 that the company would be unable to pay its employees.

Funds continue to come in from the homes’ usual sources: Medicare, Medicaid and private payments.

And the response of the employees, most of whom have stayed, and of the communities where the homes are situated has been remarkable, Klaasmeyer said.

Many of the communities have organized fundraisers to help provide them with some additional funds.

Read the full story at the Omaha World-Herald.

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