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Bill Would Stop Group Building Nursing Home In Terre Haute From Building Anymore For Five Years

Mainstreet Property Group is building several high-end nursing homes around Indiana.

The Carmel-based developer will open seven more facilities for Hoosier seniors this year and another 17 on top of that in the next two years.

Those facilities, in total, would create 3,000 permanent jobs for Hoosiers.

One group of long term care providers are asking the Indiana General Assembly to place a five-year moratorium on the construction of skilled nursing facilities

Mainstreet says if there is a construction moratorium, they will just build in other states.

The Indiana Health Care Association and other long-term care groups say that Mainstreet is causing a building boom and lower occupancy rates that could drive some out of business.

The long-term care facilities Mainstreet develops take few or no Medicaid patients.

That leads to concerns that Mainstreet is “cherry picking” the best clients and leaving the rest with low paying Medicaid patients.

Mainstreet will open facilities in Terre Haute, Kokomo, South Bend, Lafayette and one more in Indianapolis later this year.

More facilities around the state are planned for next year.

The Terre Haute facility under construction at the former Memorial Park near Union Hospital will have close to 80 beds.

120 jobs are expected to be created.