Cherokee Rose Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Glen Rose has been sold to Creative Solutions in Healthcare based in Brownwood.

Creative Solutions is owned by Gary Blake, a native of Brownwood. He said he believes in the same philosophy as the team from Cherokee Rose Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

"Resident care comes first," he said in a prepared statement.

Rick Villa is expected to continue in his position as Cherokee Rose administrator.

Creative Solutions opened its first care facility, Granbury Care Center, in 2000. The company also operates skilled care facilities in Woodville and Longview. Services provided include nursing and rehab care, short-term stays, assisted living, retirement living care, hospice care and Alzheimer's patient care.

Cherokee Rose Nursing and Rehabilitation Center said it will continue to offer "excellent nursing care along with their therapy services, daily activities, excellent meal services, 24-hour nursing care, dental, podiatry, vision, psychiatric care and much more. We will continue to offer IV therapy, short term care, wound care and respite care for seniors."

The nursing home and rehab center also plans to upgrade many of its produces and services. It will continue to accept several forms of payment, including Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance.

"We strive to provide the most competent and compassionate care possible during your stay with us," Cherokee Rose said in a news release. "We hope that your experience with us is a positive and rewarding one. We welcome your comments and suggestions so that we may always look to improve our service to our residents.

The center will hold a get-acquainted meeting hosted by the Creative Solutions team at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, in the facility's dining room. The community is invited to attend.

"We are confident that you will be pleased with this changeover," Cherokee Rose said. "On behalf of our entire healthcare team, we look forward to continue our wonderful, caring and loving relationship with each one of you."