Lima Manor will close by the end of the year
Aug. 8 – LIMA – The Lima Manor long-term care facility will close later this year as its parent company HCF Management consolidates services amid declining numbers of residents at Skilled Nursing Care facilities across the county. ‘Allen, the company confirmed via press release Monday.
“This was an extremely difficult decision due to the wonderfully loyal and dedicated staff and caregivers at Lima Manor, the residents who call it home, and the history and legacy of HCF in the Lima area,” Kerri said. Romes, president of HCF Management, in a statement.
The company described the closure as a “strategic decision” to “reorganize operations”, citing the decline in the number of qualified residents in nursing facilities, the availability of open beds in nearby HCF-owned facilities and planned investments. necessary to maintain the competitiveness of Lima Manor.
HCF Management, a Lima-based qualified nursing company, operates dozens of nursing homes and assisted living communities in Ohio and Pennsylvania, including Shawnee Manor, Roselawn Manor, and Burton’s Ridge in the Lima area.
Residents and staff will have the option of transferring to other HCF-owned facilities like Shawnee Manor, and meetings are already underway to help with the transition, the company said.
HCF did not provide an exact timeline for the closure of Lima Manor, although the closure is expected later this year.
The shutdown comes as thousands of caregivers left the long-term care sector amid the coronavirus pandemic, worsening a staffing crisis at nursing homes across the country.
A recent survey by the American Health Care Association, a professional group representing long-term care facilities across the United States, found that nearly half of assisted living service providers said that ‘they may have to close if the shortage of carers continues, even after a majority of providers surveyed said they had raised wages in response to the staffing crisis.
A third of suppliers surveyed said they were operating at a loss.
The AHCA estimates that more than 200,000 nursing home workers have left the industry since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.