North Star Equity Group LLC, a Missouri limited liability company, announced Feb. 1 the acquisition of four long-term care facilities including the Licking Residential Care Center in Licking as well as the Salem Residential Care Center, Salem Care Center, and Seville Care Center in Salem.

North Star is a faith-based senior care facility management company based in Mountain Grove. With this acquisition, North Star now manages seven long-term care facilities in Missouri. Locations now include Desoto, Belleview, Bismarck, Licking and Salem. North Star’s team takes pride in, themselves, being from small Missouri towns and believe recruiting the best of the best employees results in the highest quality care for their residents. The long-term care industry has experienced significant challenges the past few years in navigating the pandemic, staffing shortages, and rising costs due to inflation; but the North Star team believes it is more important than ever to maintain well-run, local centers for rehabilitation and long-term care.