Wellspring of Milwaukee nursing home to close

Will affect 160 employees

Wellspring of Milwaukee is located at 9350 W. Fond Du Lac Ave.

Last updated on October 8th, 2019 at 04:24 pm

Wellspring of Milwaukee, a 185-bed rehabilitation and skilled nursing center on the city’s northwest side, is closing its facility.

The closure will affect about 160 employees, according to a notice filed with the state Department of Workforce Development. The notice said the decision to close was “prompted by catastrophic unforeseeable business circumstance.”

Representatives with Wellspring could not be reached for comment.

The facility, located at 9350 W. Fond du Lac Ave., is tentatively expected to close April 12.

The company plans to begin eliminating positions as soon as residents are relocated to other facilities, the notice said. The notice did not indicate how many residents will be forced to move.

Certified nursing assistants who work more than 18.75 hours per week at the facility are represented by SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin.

Wellspring’s services include short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing care, memory care, long-term care, respite care and respiratory therapy. A brain injury rehab center opened on the Wellspring campus in 2014 as part of a collaboration of the Milwaukee Center for Independence and Grace Healthcare. It has primarily served patients who have been discharged from the hospital but need additional medical attention before returning home.

The closure has been approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the notice said.

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