Brighton nursing home gets $8m loan from VA, but it’s unclear what it’s paying out
Brighton nursing homes are one of the largest providers of home care in Massachusetts, with about 500 beds.
The home is in the same town as the Rhode Island state hospital, where the state of Rhode Island recently announced that it was closing all of its state-run nursing homes, which is a step toward cutting the state’s funding for the facility.
Brighton is the only nursing home in the state that does not receive state funding for care, but the nursing home has received $8 million in federal loans to make repairs to the facility over the last decade.
Brightons board of directors is expected to approve the loan as soon as next week.
The nursing home is still awaiting the approval of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
A spokesperson for the department did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
The department says it will be reviewing Brighton’s request for the loan, which could affect the cost of the repairs.
Brighten is also expected to receive a $1.4 million loan from the Department of Health and Human Services to build an additional home for a senior program.
According to a spokesperson for HHS, the agency has been looking for funding to support nursing home projects.