California Health Care: Brius LLC

Health care is certainly a heated topic in California, and throughout the United States. And when it comes time to find the right location for an elderly loved one, it’s not always easy to know what to do. Certainly, looking at the list of top ranked nursing homes in California is helpful. One organization for instance, Brius LLC, is ranked 4th among the 15th largest nursing companies in California in terms of the nursing hours that it offers to its patients.

As founder of Brius, Shlomo Rechnitz explained, “Our organization, together with the company we hire to provide services at our facilities, continually strives to maintain the highest quality of care and to make our skilled nursing homes safe and comfortable for our patients. If any of my immediate family members required the services of a skilled nursing facility, admitting them to any one of our facilities would give me peace of mind.”

Brius, with Shlomo Rechnitz, has purchased 81 elderly care facilities since entering the market in 2006, and they have turned them around dramatically. When they purchased them, 59 were insolvent and none came with the five-star rating from the federal government that is based on the on-site Medicare inspection results.

After tirelessly working to improve care, Bruis found that the deficiencies at all 59 of the troubled nursing homes they purchased had dropped on average 65% in the first 12 months. As a result of their success in the last three years, Brius has been appointed by the California Department of Public Health as one of only a few temporary managers that the state calls upon to quickly help to stabilize a failing nursing home. As reported in the article in the Sacramento Observer, as Rechnitz explained, “On numerous occasions, we were contacted by CDPH about failing facilities and asked to consider lending our expertise to turn the facilities around. We were always willing to do so, whether as a temporary manager, receiver or taking over the facility.”

Brius has also managed to save jobs and prevent the transfer of patients to new residences. As the Sacramento Observer explained, “Without the intervention of Brius at these distressed facilities, 6,342 patients would have been forced to transfer and approximately 6,000 Californians would have lost their jobs.”