A Richfield, Minn.-based home health care agency has filed for bankruptcy, reports the local ABC News affiliate, following reports of “sporadic health care” and numerous instances of bounced paychecks to many employees.
Crystal Care Home Health Services, Inc. and its associated entities—Premier Healthcare Services Inc., Crystal Care PCA Inc., and Crystal Care Support Services Inc.—filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on September 16.
The petition was filed in the Minnesota Bankruptcy Court, with the company’s assets listed as between $0 and $50,000.
The home health agency provides care for around 900 Minnesotans, according to ABC News, and employs more than 800 workers. Crystal Care received both federal and state reimbursements the services it provided.
In early September, ABC Eyewitness News ran a segment on how many of Crystal Care’s employees were essentially working for free, as their paychecks—including ones for back-pay—were bouncing.
Written by Alyssa Gerace