Private assisted living facility will not accept Medicare/Medicaid

This rendering shows an example of a Provision Living assisted living facility for elderly residents.

A private 33-acre assisted living complex is in its early stages of development in Boone County, but commissioners are concerned about adding a facility that won’t accept Medicare or Medicaid. 

Provision Living, a St. Louis-based company, is looking at Union for its next property. The proposal will change the piece of land at Richwood Road, Davis Lane and Grand National Boulevard into a multi-purpose community that includes memory care, independent living villas and public space. 

The development was recently discussed during the Boone County Fiscal Court for a first reading on zoning changes Tuesday night. 

Provision Living specializes in private pay-only facilities, meaning they don’t accept any type of insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid. 

County Administrator Jeff Earlywine pointed out that “not every resident can afford private pay.” 

A representative of Provision Living was at the meeting, and said the company has no plans to pursue insurance-based care. The Planning and Zoning Committee reported that public hearings were held for the development, but they were not well-attended. The few people who did reach out over the development by email had questions, but were not against the addition, the committee reported. 

A second reading of the zoning changes that would permit the development will be read at the next Boone County Fiscal Court Meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10 at 5:30 p.m.

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