On April 3, 2014, Dimensions Health Properties IX-Chris Jensen LLC closed on the purchase of Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center (Chris Jensen) in Duluth, Minnesota, and adjacent land from St. Louis County in Minnesota.
The company will continue to lease the facility to Chris Jensen, LLC, which has been leasing and operating Chris Jensen since November 2009. Chris Jensen, LLC contracts for management services from Health Dimensions Group (HDG), one of the nation’s leading senior living management and consulting firms, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. No change in licensed operator or employer will take place as a result of the purchase. Chris Jensen, LLC has already invested over $575,000 in physical improvements to the building, and over the next several months, will invest over $1 million in upgrades over the next two years. In addition, Dimensions Properties IX-Chris Jensen LLC has contracted with HDG for work on determining the feasibility of adding a senior housing facility, to include assisted living and dementia care, on adjacent vacant land just off Rice Lake Road in Duluth, Minnesota.
“We have greatly appreciated the enthusiastic support from the St. Louis County Board of Commissioners during this process,” said Craig Abbott, chief executive officer for Health Dimensions Group. “We are committed to the residents of Duluth and the surrounding communities for the long term, and are tremendously pleased to be adding this community to our portfolio of quality residential and outpatient solutions.”
Chris Jensen Health and Rehabilitation Center is a 170-bed skilled nursing facility and employs approximately 250 employees. Providing short-term rehabilitation services, memory care, and long-term care, Chris Jensen is located in a park like setting, northeast of downtown Duluth, Minnesota. Chris Jensen has a long history of providing services and care to those in need. That tradition of care will remain unchanged.
For more than a decade, HDG has provided high-level management and consulting solutions to nursing homes, assisted, and independent living facilities. The company now manages and operates 23 health care properties: nine in Minnesota, seven in Wisconsin, two in Colorado, one in Iowa, and two in Illinois, and also two home health and hospice agencies: one in Illinois and one in Minnesota. HDG also provides consulting solutions to clients in all 50 states.
The acquisition further solidifies HDG’s presence in the senior living and post-acute health care market and broadens its scope of services.About Health Dimensions GroupHealth Dimensions group provides post-acute and senior living consultation and management solutions for hospitals; health systems; and long-term care and senior care providers throughout the United States. For more information on how Health Dimensions Group can serve your community’s health care needs, visit their website at www.healthdimensionsgroup.com, or call 763-537-5700.