A Providence, RI, nursing home announced plans Wednesday to close at the end of August as a result of the coronavirus, according to local radio station website WPRI.com.
Hallworth House Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, a 57-bed nonprofit skilled nursing facility that opened in 1958, filed a plan with the Rhode Island Department of Health to stop operations.
“The facility had lost more than $1.3 million in the last two years while maintaining high standards of care, but the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible to continue,” Patricia Nolan, M.D., MPH, chair of the Hallworth House board, told WPRI.
The closure announcement comes amid growing concern about the financial stability of the state’s 85 long-term care facilities. Combined, the facilities housed approximately 7,800 residents at the start of the year, according to the Health Department. Since then at least 2,570 of those residents have contracted COVID-19, and at least 675 have died.
This article appeared in the McKnight’s Business Daily, a joint effort of McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Long-Term Care News.