Am I Next? Nix Health to shutter home health operation.

San Antonio, Texas-based Nix Health, a provider of home health and hospice services in the region, has announced plans to close its Nix Home Care facility by November or December, 2019. Approximately 585 employees will be impacted, most of who provide in-home health services. Those to be laid off include nurses, social workers, health care aides as well as physical, occupational and speech therapists.

The decision appears to be driven by the company’s parent, Los Angeles, California-based Prospect Medical Holdings, which continues to struggle financially. The downtown San Antonio Nix Medical Center building has been sold and the status of the company’s five other facilities is unknown at this time.

According to a company spokesperson, the entire Nix Health enterprise may at risk. “We are currently reviewing strategic options for our Nix Health operations. These options may include identifying a local or national operator to acquire the facilities."

Change is coming. There will always be a tomorrow, no matter how much you may try to ignore it. There are no guarantees in life, or promises for a bright future. Just because something bad hasn't happened yet, doesn't mean it won't. It can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. No one is guaranteed to wake up tomorrow and still have a job by evening. Are you now wondering, Am I Next?